The country’s total health expenditure increased by 13.2 % from PhP380.8 billion in 2010 to PhP431.0 billion in 2011. Private sources still account for majority of the total health spending with 63.1%, followed by the government share of 27.0%; social insurance and grants from the rest of the world account for the remaining 9.9%.
- Total health expenditure has reached PhP431.0 billion at current prices in 2011. This is a 13.2% increase compared to PhP380.8 billion in 2010.
- Per-capita health expenditure, at current prices, was registered at PhP4,577 in 2011 – a 10.3% increase from PhP4,112 in 2010
- While national government’s share to total health expenditure rose from 11.4% in 2010 to 12.3% in 2011, local government’s share slightly fell from 15.2% in 2010 to 14.7% in 2011.
- Local government still contributes largely to the country’s total health spending, second to households. Its estimated contribution of PhP63.4 billion in 2011 is a 9.2% increase from the previous year’s PhP58.0 billion.
- Although, the rate of growth of private schools’ spending on health showed a slow movement, it has increased to PhP3.7 billion.
- As percent of GDP, health spending was at 4.4% in 2011 – a very slight increase from the previous year (4.2%).
- Based on the goals set by the Department of Health in its National Objectives for Health 2005-2010, only two out of seven health care financing indicators were within the target, namely: 1) total health expenditure as a percent of gross national income: and 2) per capita health expenditure. However, it is worth noting that national government spending for public health care is at close quarters with the target.