Since 2000, the number of hospitals in Belgium has declined nearly year-on-year. There were 228 hospitals in Belgium in the year 2000 and by 2019 this figure had fallen to 164. This is a drop of over 25 percent in the provided time period.
Belgium’s expenditure on healthcare amounted to 10.3 percent of its’ GDP in 2019. It has been increasing overall since 1980. In comparison to other European countries, Belgium ranked relatively high on the share of GDP spent on health expenditures. Switzerland had the highest share of expenditure on health, spending 12.1 percent of its GDP in the regarded year.