Total health expenditure as share of GDP in Turkey 2000-2016

Healthcare spending in Turkey as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 4.6 percent in 2016. In the years 2007 to 2009, healthcare spending peaked at 5.8 percent of GDP in Turkey but has fallen since then.

Health expenditure compared to Europe 

In comparison to other European countries in 2016, Turkey ranked very low in terms of health care spending as a share of the GDP. Top of the list was Switzerland, which spent 12.2 percent of its’ GDP on healthcare in this year. While Germany and France both spent over eleven percent on health. 

Interactions with the health system in Turkey

In a survey of Turkish individuals in 2018, it was found that 31 percent of respondents consult with a healthcare physician three time or more in a year. While overall, over 70 percent visit a physician at least once a year. Additionally, 46 percent of those surveyed rated the healthcare in Turkey as good, compared to 16 percent who rated it as poor. 

Total health expenditure as share of GDP in Turkey from 2000 to 2016

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Release date

November 2017

Region

Turkey

Survey time period

2000 to 2016

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