The share of healthcare expenses in Estonia's gross domestic product amounted to 6.7% in 2016, while a year before the share was 6.5%, it can be seen from data published by the National Institute for Health Development, cites LETA/BNS.
Healthcare expenses in Estonia made up 6.7% of GDP in 2016
As of 2012 the growth of healthcare expenditure has been faster than GDP growth, the institute said. In 2016 Estonia's healthcare costs totaled 1.4 million euros which is 7% more than in 2015 - writes baltic-course.com.
The fastest expenditure growth continued in day care, totaling 13%, and in nursing care with 11%. In ambulatory care the expenditure totaled 7%, while the expenditure of hospital care and rehabilitation increased only 2%.
The share of healthcare costs that households had to pay themselves totaled 22.6% in 2016, which is the same as in 2013-2015.
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