Total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017 (in euros)*

Total health expenditure per capita in the Netherlands 2007-2017 This statistic shows the total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017 (in euros). In 2017, the total healthcare expenditure per capita reached a value of approximately 5,691 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 2017, 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 14 percent in 2015. In 2017, the gross government expenses for primary care reached a value of approximately 5.5 billion euros.
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Total amount in euros
20074,558
20084,859
20095,092
20105,274
20115,372
20125,547
20135,540
20145,600
2015*5,484
20165,605
20175,691
Total amount in euros
20074,558
20084,859
20095,092
20105,274
20115,372
20125,547
20135,540
20145,600
2015*5,484
20165,605
20175,691
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This statistic shows the total healthcare expenditure per capita in the Netherlands from 2007 to 2017 (in euros). In 2017, the total healthcare expenditure per capita reached a value of approximately 5,691 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 2017, 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 14 percent in 2015. In 2017, the gross government expenses for primary care reached a value of approximately 5.5 billion euros.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Netherlands
Survey time period
2007 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* 2015 marks a break in the source's methodology.

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