The Office of National Statistics has released a new report on healthcare expenditure statistics from 2017.

In 2017, spending on healthcare in the UK totalled £197.3 billion. This equates to approximately £2,988 spent per person. This includes both government and non-government spending on healthcare.

Government expenditure on healthcare, which includes spending by the NHS, local authorities and other public providers of healthcare, was £155.6 billion in 2017, accounting for 79% of total current healthcare expenditure. The remaining healthcare expenditure (£41,8 billion) was financed through four categories of non-government expenditure: out-of-pocket expenditure, voluntary health insurance, non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) and enterprise-financed healthcare.

 

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