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Ec (Health Expenditure)

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing for (a) 1984, (b) 1985 and (c) 1986, for each member state of the EEC, the (i) total, (ii) public and (iii) private spending on health as a proportion of gross domestic product.

Expenditure on health in total and by sector as a percentage of GDP in EEC countries in 1984 and 1985.
19841985
EEC CountryTotalPublicPrivateTotalPublicPrivate
Belgium7·25·51·77·25·51·7
Denmark6·35·31·06·25·21·0
France8·46·71·78·46·71·7
Germany8·16·31·88·26·41·8
Greece4·03·90·14·24·10·1
Ireland8·06·91·18·06·91·1
Italy6·65·31·36·75·41·3
Netherlands8·36·61·78·36·51·8
Portugal5·53·91·65·74·11·6
Spain6·04·31·76·04·31·7
United Kingdom6·25·30·96·15·20·9

Source: OECD 1987

Note: Luxembourg is excluded from the table because of reported inconsistencies in the national health accounts.