Total health expenditure per capita in the Netherlands 1998-2018

Total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2018 (in euros)*

by Raynor de Best, last edited Jul 4, 2019
Total health expenditure per capita in the Netherlands 1998-2018 This statistic shows the total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2018 (in euros). In 2018, the total healthcare expenditure per capita reached a value of approximately 5,805 euro. In the Netherlands, every resident or employee is obliged to take a basic health insurance to cover medical costs from, for example, visits to a general practitioner or the hospital.
The Dutch government decides on the cover provided by this package and health insurance companies are obliged to accept everyone who meets the requirements, regardless of age or state of health. An important characteristic of Dutch health insurance, though, is the so-called "principle of social solidarity": the overall costs of health care are paid by everybody. It is since 2008, for example, compulsory from the age of 18 to pay a total mandatory excess before the basic health insurance reimburses medical costs. In this way, everybody contributes to certain types of healthcare such as maternity care.

In 2018, the total mandatory excess reached a value of 385 euros. In 2005, the total health expenditure as share of GDP in the Netherlands reached a value of approximately 12 percent. Subsequently, this increased to approximately 17 percent in 2017. In 2019, the gross government expenses for primary care reached a value of approximately six billion euros.
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Total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2018 (in euros)*

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Total amount in euros
2018 5,805
2017 5,665
2016 5,569
2015 *5,450
2014 5,451
2013 5,413
2012 5,409
2011 5,279
2010 5,163
2009 4,979
2008 4,725
2007 4,439
2006 4,190
2005 4,009
2004 3,870
2003 3,753
2002 3,509
2001 3,164
2000 2,848
1999 2,681
1998 2,507
Total amount in euros
2018 5,805
2017 5,665
2016 5,569
2015 *5,450
2014 5,451
2013 5,413
2012 5,409
2011 5,279
2010 5,163
2009 4,979
2008 4,725
2007 4,439
2006 4,190
2005 4,009
2004 3,870
2003 3,753
2002 3,509
2001 3,164
2000 2,848
1999 2,681
1998 2,507
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by Raynor de Best, last edited Jul 4, 2019
This statistic shows the total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2018 (in euros). In 2018, the total healthcare expenditure per capita reached a value of approximately 5,805 euro. In the Netherlands, every resident or employee is obliged to take a basic health insurance to cover medical costs from, for example, visits to a general practitioner or the hospital.
The Dutch government decides on the cover provided by this package and health insurance companies are obliged to accept everyone who meets the requirements, regardless of age or state of health. An important characteristic of Dutch health insurance, though, is the so-called "principle of social solidarity": the overall costs of health care are paid by everybody. It is since 2008, for example, compulsory from the age of 18 to pay a total mandatory excess before the basic health insurance reimburses medical costs. In this way, everybody contributes to certain types of healthcare such as maternity care.

In 2018, the total mandatory excess reached a value of 385 euros. In 2005, the total health expenditure as share of GDP in the Netherlands reached a value of approximately 12 percent. Subsequently, this increased to approximately 17 percent in 2017. In 2019, the gross government expenses for primary care reached a value of approximately six billion euros.
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