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2. Financing of Health Care

In general, spending on health care is financed by two different sources: public and private financing. The former comprises expenditure by the government and social security funds; and the latter includes households’ out-of-pocket payments and financing by private health insurance and other private funds.


  • Basic Primary Health Insurance Coverage of Selected Functions of Care, and Share of Typical Costs Covered, 2008 - 2009
    Table | 01.08.2010 | Details | Download
  • Exemption or reduction of patient charges, 2013
    Table | 01.10.2014 | Details | Download
  • Health expenditure of general government (excluding social security), as a percentage of total expenditure on health, 1970 - 2014
    Table | 23.06.2016 | Details | Download | Visual Story
  • Health expenditure of social security schemes, as a percentage of total expenditure on health, 1970 - 2014
    Table | 23.06.2016 | Details | Download | Visual Story
  • Health Insurance Cost Sharing and Differences in Healthcare Access and Cost by Income in Eleven Countries
    Report | 03.11.2011 | Details | Download
  • Health-related support for benefit recipients and low-income groups: Contributions, 2010
    Table | 01.02.2015 | Details | Download
  • Health-related support for benefit recipients and low-income groups: Financing of concessions, 2010
    Table | 01.02.2015 | Details | Download
  • Private out-of-pocket payments and private insurance as a percentage of total expenditure on health, 1970 - 2014
    Table | 23.06.2016 | Details | Download | Visual Story
  • Public health systems: Cost-sharing policies for basic health coverage, 2013
    Table | 01.11.2014 | Details | Download
  • Public interventions in health insurance systems to ensure the provision of basic health coverage for low-income or economically disadvantaged groups, 2012
    Table | 01.11.2014 | Details | Download
  • Structural Changes of Health-care Financing
    Report | 01.12.2006 | Details | Download
  • Universal long-term care insurance schemes: Contributions, 2011
    Table | 01.02.2015 | Details | Download

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