Per capita health expenditure in the country rose by 8.5 percent from 5,400 in 2013 to 5,859 in 2014 at current prices. On the other hand, per capita health expenditure increased by 4.2 percent at constant 2006 prices.
- National Government (NG) spending on health decreased to â‚±61.8B in 2014 from â‚±66.9B during the previous year, but the Department of Health increased its health spending, from â‚±36.8B in 2013 to â‚±39.1B in 2014.
- Employees’ Compensation (EC) health expenditures registered an abrupt decrease of 42.0 percent but it has the smallest share of less than a percent in 2014.
The PNHA presents information on how much is spent on health care goods and services and who is paying for these goods and services. This information is useful in analyzing the appropriateness of the levels, composition, and structure of health expenditures, especially those of the government. The data can also help determine whether the aggregate health care spending from all sources, that is, the government, the social insurance sector, the private sector, and the rest of the world, is adequate to meet minimum requirements and identify probable areas of inefficiencies in allocating health care resources.
The latest estimates of the 2014 PNHA follows technical notes that may be accessed in the PSA website.
LISA GRACE S. BERSALES
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
Ms. Rosalinda M. Garcia/ Ms. Racquel Dolores V. SabeÃ±ano
Social Development Statistics Division
Philippine Statistics Authority
Tel. No.:(+632) 376-2026
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
See more on Philippine National Health Accounts main page