Philippine National Health Accounts

Total health expenditure up by 9.4 percent in 2005

The total health expenditure in the country went up by 9.4 percent in 2005, from P165.3 billion in 2004 to P180.8 billion in 2005. This could largely be attributed to the increase in health benefit payments from social insurance, such as the Employees’ Compensation and the PhilHealth. Compared with the previous year, the growth in 2005 was slower than the 11.9 percent increase in 2004.

National Government posts highest growth on health expenditures... but households continue to bear most of the spending on health

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%.

Social Insurance registers highest growth at 32.3 percent; Private Sources still largest source of funds on health

Among the four major sources of funds for health, Social Insurance grew the fastest at 32.3 percent, from PhP 39,209 million in 2011 to PhP 51,863 million in 2012. This is followed by Rest of the World, which grew by 14.6 percent, Private Sources by 12.4 percent and Government by 2.7 percent.

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