Expenditure on healthcare in the UK: 2012

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Postins, William; Payne, Chris S
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
30 April 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
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This paper presents updated estimates for total healthcare expenditure in the UK between 1997 and 2012. Estimates are also given for total expenditure on healthcare in the UK per capita, current and capital expenditure and public and private expenditure on healthcare in the UK and healthcare expenditure in the UK as a share of gross domestic product (GDP). International comparisons of total healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP are made with the G7 countries and the volume consumption of private healthcare expenditure is compared to other household consumption trends based on classification of individual consumption by purpose (COICOP; ESA 95) definition. All expenditure figures are consistent with international definitions provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and presented in current price terms. OECD uses this data to publish international comparisons.