Current expenditure on medical care and materials


Dernière mise à jour le :20/05/2019


Current expenditure measures the resources devoted to healthcare by all financers of the system. It includes all current expenditure of the social security system, the state, local government bodies, supplementary healthcare providers (mutual companies, insurance firms, provident societies) and households. Capital expenditure is therefore not included in this measure.

Current expenditure covers a broader field than "Consumption of medical care and materials": it includes care given to elderly people in institutions (long-term care units and residential care homes for the elderly), daily sickness benefit, subsidies received by the healthcare system, expenditure on preventative medical treatment (individual or collective), research and training as well as the costs of managing the healthcare system.