Persons 60 years old and above are considered vulnerable population, and who are suffering from illnesses known as comorbidities* including severe Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Those illnesses considered comorbidities* are the following: a) immunocompromised diseases, like cancer and HIV/AIDS patients; b) diabetics; c) chronic cardiovascular ailments; and d) chronic respiratory.
Based on the Philippine National Health Accounts (PNHA) framework, health expenditures in 2018 for individuals
A total of
Total health expenditures of
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases indicators on health expenditures of the vulnerable population based on the framework of the Philippine National Health Accounts (PNHA). The PNHA is one of the satellite accounts being compiled annually by PSA.
*Based on the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Health’s Interim Guidelines
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General