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The Country’s Total Health Spending Contributes 5.5 Percent to the Economy in 2022

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Release Date: 2023-280

In 2022, the country’s Total Health Expenditure (THE) amounted to PhP 1.20 trillion, a decline of -1.4 percent from the PhP 1.22 trillion expenditure in 2021. The share of THE to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices was 5.5 percent in 2022. (Tables 37, 38, and 40, and Figure 1)

Out of the total health spending, Current Health Expenditure (CHE) contributed 93.4 percent, while the Health Capital Formation Expenditure (HK) shared 6.6 percent in 2022.  CHE declined by -1.5 percent in 2022, while HK posted a 0.2 percent growth in the same year. (Tables 38 and 39)

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Among the various health care financing schemes, Government schemes and compulsory contributory health care financing schemes made the highest contribution in 2022, with 44.8 percent share to the total CHE. This was followed by Household out-of-pocket payment with 44.7 percent  share and Voluntary health care payment schemes with 10.5 percent. (Tables 12 and Figure 2)

On a per capita basis, health spending in 2022 amounted to PhP 10,059.49, which was lower by -2.7 percent compared with the amount recorded in 2021 at PhP 10,341.73. (Tables 43 and 44)


National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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