Healthcare sector in the Netherlands

Statistics report on the healthcare sector in the Netherlands

Healthcare sector in the Netherlands

This report presents graphs and tables about the healthcare sector in the Netherlands. It includes data on healthcare expenditure and figures for hospitals, pharmacies, and medical personnel. The report also includes core aspects of medical insurance in the Netherlands as well as data on pharmaceuticals.

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Healthcare expenditure

  • Premium Statistic Healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP in the Netherlands 1980-2022
  • Basic Statistic Government financing on the Health Insurance Act in the Netherlands 2016-2021
  • Basic Statistic Per capita health care expenditure in the Netherlands 2007-2022
  • Basic Statistic Healthcare expenditure growth rate in the Netherlands by segment 2021
  • Premium Statistic Projected public expenditure on healthcare as a share of GDP the Netherlands 2016-70

Hospitals, pharmacies and care facilities

  • Basic Statistic Hospitals in the Netherlands 2005-2020
  • Basic Statistic Number of public pharmacies in the Netherlands 2012-2022
  • Basic Statistic Value of pharmaceutical sales in the Netherlands 2002-2021
  • Premium Statistic Average revenue of a pharmacy in the Netherlands 2008-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of public pharmacies in the Netherlands 2017-2023, by type
  • Basic Statistic Total healthcare costs in the Netherlands 2023, by care type

Medical personnel

  • Basic Statistic Number of people employed in the health care sector in the Netherlands 2007-2021
  • Basic Statistic Number of GPs in the Netherlands 2007-2020
  • Basic Statistic Number of medical specialists in the Netherlands 2007-2020
  • Basic Statistic Number of dentists in the Netherlands 2007-2019
  • Basic Statistic Number of pharmacists in the Netherlands 2007-2021

Medical insurance

  • Premium Statistic Annual premium for basic insurance under Dutch Health Insurance Act (Zvw) 2007-2022
  • Premium Statistic "Vrijwillig eigen risico" health insurance distribution in the Netherlands 2022
  • Premium Statistic Market share of health insurance groups in the Netherlands 2006-2022
  • Basic Statistic Pharmaceutical revenue within basic health insurance in the Netherlands 2008-2022
  • Premium Statistic Mandatory excess under the Dutch Health Insurance Act (Zvw) in Netherlands 2008-2022
  • Premium Statistic Average healthcare costs per person under Dutch Health Insurance Act (Zvw) 2009-2021


  • Basic Statistic Top medicine types in Netherlands outside basic coverage in 2022, by expenditure
  • Basic Statistic Medicines with the highest expenditure in the Netherlands 2022
  • Basic Statistic Self-medication revenues in the Netherlands 2022, by purchase channel
  • Basic Statistic Revenue of self-care medicines in the Netherlands 2022, by product segment
  • Basic Statistic Average medicine costs and tariff revenues per pharmacy in the Netherlands 2011-2022

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