Romania on the last place in EU for healthcare expenses per capita

Georgiana Bendre 25/08/2017 | 14:56

Romania is on the last place in the European Union for healthcare expenses with EUR 340/capita, compared with the average of EUR 600/capita in 2015 according to the data published by Eurostat.

In comparison, Bulgaria spent EUR 343/capita for healthcare, Latvia EUR 468, Poland EUR 520 and Hungary 592. On the other hand are the EU member states that spent more than EUR 3,000/capita for healthcare, on the first place being Luxembourg (EUR 4,112), Denmark (EUR 4,094), Netherlands (EUR 3,194), Sweden (EUR 3,170), Austria (EUR 3,149), Ireland (EUR 3,138) and UK (EUR 3,020).

Romania is also among the last places in EU regarding the GDP percentage allocate for healthcare, 4.2 percent in 2015, followed by Cyprus (2.6 percent of GDP) and Latvia (3.8 percent of GDP). In contrast, Denmark allocated 8.6 percent of GDP for healthcare, followed by Austria and Netherlands, both with 8 percent of GDP.

Overall, in 2015, the EU member states spent close to EUR 1,058 billion for healthcare. In EU, the share of expenses for healthcare in GDP is 7.2 percent and healthcare is the second big sector of public expenses after social protection, with 19.2 percent of GDP.

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