written on 28.01.2014

Healthcare performance indicators in the Philippines


The three graphs below give a look into the performance of the Philippines healthcare industry, based upon a few key indicators: healthcare expenditure, a breakdown of total healthcare spending in recent years, and the evolution of the number of hospital beds per 1,000 patients.

The first chart shows the breakdown of healthcare expenditure in the Philippines in 2011, broken down into groups of sources. Private sources of spending account for the largest section of expenditure, with private out-of-pocket expenses accounting for the largest single source of healthcare spending in the country. As far as the government’s annual spend in 2011, local government spending accounted for almost twice as much as was spent on the national level throughout the year. The Philippines’ national health insurance program was the biggest spender from the social insurance category, with employee’s compensation accounting for only a small percentage of that total spending. And in 2011, outside donations and grants accounted for just one percent of the total spent on healthcare in the country.

The second graph shows the evolution of healthcare spending in the Philippines from 2009 up to 2014, and is measured in billions of US dollars.

The third graph shows that the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people in the Philippines has remained remarkably stable over the last five years, according to the latest data from the Economist Intelligence Unit, at a figure of 0.9 beds per 1,000 people.




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