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Hospitals in the Netherlands 2005-2018

In 2018, there were 549 hospitals in the Netherlands, the highest value in the provided time interval. The number of hospitals increased dramatically from 2008 to 2009, although there was a break in series at this point, so the source may have changed certain standards resulting in this value surge. 

Healthcare workers in the Netherlands

The number of healthcare workers in the Netherlands in the period 2000 to 2018 has increased by almost four hundred thousand. In addition, the number of general practitioners amounted to over 15 thousand in 2018 in the Netherlands, an increase of almost five thousand since the year 2000.

Spending indicators on health

The Netherland’s expenditure on healthcare was 10 percent of GDP in 2018, this share had generally been increasing before 2012 but since then the share has slightly decreased. In comparison to other European countries, the Netherlands ranked fairly 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 this year. 

Number of hospitals in the Netherlands from 2005 to 2018

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Break.
** Provisional value.

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