Health Spending Registered 12.6 Percent Growth, Share of Health to Economy Went Up to 5.6 Percent in 2020
The country’s health spending or Current Health Expenditure (CHE) reached
The Total Health Expenditure (THE), which comprises of CHE (89.2%) and Health Capital Formation Expenditure (10.8%), recorded
Government schemes and compulsory contributory health care financing schemes had the highest share to the total health spending in 2020
Health spending financed through government schemes and compulsory contributory health care financing schemes recorded the largest among sources of health financing in the country, amounting to PhP 409.39 billion or
Among health care providers, bulk of spending were spent on hospitals
On a per capita basis, health spending was at
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Source: Philippine Statistics Authority
The population data considers the census-based population projections for 2018 to 2019 and actual counts from the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (CPH).
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General