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Hospitals in Portugal 2000-2018

Since 2000, the number of hospitals in Portugal has been slightly fluctuating. In 2018, there were 230 hospitals in the country, the second-highest figure in the provided time interval.

Healthcare employees in Portugal

The number of workers in hospitals in Portugal has generally increased since 2000, reaching 137.4 thousand in 2018. While the number of general practitioners in Portugal has increased by around 75 percent between 2000 and 2018.

Expenditure in the health sector 

Portugal’s expenditure on healthcare was 9.6 percent of its’ GDP in 2019. This share has remained fairly stable around the nine percent mark since the early 2000s. In comparison to other European countries Portugal’s expenditure on health is fairly average. Switzerland had the highest share of expenditure on health, spending 12.1 percent of its GDP in this year. 

Number of hospitals in Portugal from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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