Turkey's health expenditure reaches 76 billion liras
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s health expenditure reached 76.2 billion liras ($38.1 billion) in 2012 with a 10.7 percent increase from a year earlier, the official data have showed. DHA photoTurkey’s health expenditure reached 76.2 billion Turkish Liras ($38.1 billion) last year with a 10.7 percent increase from a year earlier as health expenditure per capita was 1,019 liras ($566), the state-run Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) revealed yesterday.
The health expenditure rose from 68.8 billion liras in 2011 to 76.2 billion liras in 2012, according to t2he health expenditure statistics of 2009-2012.
The health expenditure per capita increased to 1,019 liras from 932 liras in the same period. The proportion of total health expenditure to GDP was at 5.3 percent in 2011 and 5.4 percent in 201.
The proportion of general government health expenditure to total health expenditure was 79.6 percent in 2011 and 76.8 percent in 2012.
The proportion of household-out-of-pocket health expenditure to total health expenditure was 15.4 percent for the years 2011 and 2012.
The first compilation and analysis studies of health expenditure conforming to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standards were undertaken with the “National Health Accounts” project between 1999-2000. The studies were carried out by TUİK in the following years and the recent health expenditure of 2008 was published in 2011.