Philippine National Health Accounts

How much is the Vulnerable and Elderly Population Aged 60 and Above Spending for Health Care?

Based on the Philippine National Health Accounts (PNHA) framework, health expenditures in 2018 for individuals aged 60 and above accounted for 22.0 percent of the total current health expenditures. While health expenditures for persons aged 65 and above accounted for 13.4 percent of the total health spending on the same period. (Table 1)

Total Health Expenditures grew by 8.3 percent in 2018

The country’s Total Health Expenditures at current prices grew by 8.3 percent in 2018 amounting to PhP 799.1 billion from PhP 737.8 billion in 2017.  It contributed 4.6 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The 2018 Total Health Expenditures (THE) comprised of 96.0 percent Current Health Expenditures (CHE) and 4.0 percent Health Capital Formation Expenditures (HK) in government sector.

Total Health Expenditures grew by 10.5 percent in 2016

The country’s total health expenditures grew from Php 593 billion in 2015 to Php 655 billion in 2016 or by 10.5 percent at current prices.The contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was at 4.5 percent. Total health expenditures comprised of current health expenditures (CHE) and health capital formation expenditures (HK). HK in government sector accounted for 3.7 percent of the Total Health Expenditures (THE).

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