Healthcare expenditure development in Germany 2002-2017

Healthcare spending in Germany has gradually increased since 2002 when it amounted to 228.7 billion euros. By 2017, healthcare expenditure in Germany stood at to 375.6 billion euros. This was an increase of nineteen billion euros on the previous year's healthcare spending. 

Health expenditure in Germany compared to Europe

In 2017, Germany spent just over eleven percent of its GDP on healthcare. In comparison to other European countries, this ranked Germany third in terms of health expenditure in 2017. Top of the list was Switzerland, which spent 12.3 percent of its’ GDP on healthcare in this year.  

Interaction with health service in Germany

Almost 40 percent of Germans say they visit a physician at least three times or more in a year, with a total of 81 percent consulting a physician at least once a year. As of 2018, there were 40 percent of individuals in Germany who were living with a long-standing limiting health condition or illness. This was higher than the share of those in other similar sized Western European countries such as Great Britain, Spain and France.  

Annual value of healthcare expenditure in Germany from 2002 to 2017

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Release date

December 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2002 to 2017

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