Health care in South Korea

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Statista Dossier about the healthcare services in South Korea

This dossier presents statistics on healthcare services in South Korea. This paper provides a brief global overview of health care services, followed by health spending in South Korea, the general infrastructure of the health sector and population's state of health, and the public health insurance system. It also includes selected data on medical tourists travelling to South Korea.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Estimated global per capita health spending in 2017 and 2050

    • Health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in select countries 2018

    • Per capita health expenditure in selected countries 2018

    • Countries with the highest life expectancy in 2019

  • 2. Cost and expenditure
    • Health spending as percent of GDP in South Korea 2000-2018

    • Pharmaceutical spending as share of GDP South Korea 2008-2018

    • Total medical expenditure South Korea 2010-2018

    • Spending on health per capita South Korea 2008-2018

    • Pharmaceutical spending per capita in South Korea 2000-2018

  • 3. Infrastructure
    • Number of health care providers South Korea 2000-2018

    • Number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants South Korea 2000-2017

    • Number of doctors per 1,000 inhabitants in South Korea 2000-2017

    • Number of nurses per 1,000 inhabitants in South Korea 2000-2017

  • 4. State of health
    • Life expectancy at birth South Korea 2008-2018

    • Obesity rate in South Korea 2008-2018

    • Total death rate of South Korea 2000-2018

    • Five-year survival rate for cancer South Korea 1995-2016

    • Medical care institution visits per person South Korea 2010-2018

  • 5. Public health insurance system
    • National health insurance total revenue South Korea 2010-2018

    • National health insurance total expenditure South Korea 2010-2018

    • National health insurance benefits paid South Korea 2010-2018

    • National health insurance benefits paid to foreigners 2019, by nationality

  • 6. Foreign patients
    • Medical tourists in South Korea in 2018, by country of origin

    • Foreign health checkup patient number South Korea 2013-2018

    • Foreign dental patients in South Korea 2013-2018

    • Foreign plastic surgery patient number South Korea 2009-2018

    • Foreign traditional treatment patient number South Korea 2013-2018

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