Health Expenditures ana Sources of Funding, Slovenia, 2013

In 2013, total health expenditure amounted to EUR 3,278 million and was thus lower than in the previous year

In 2012, EUR 3,308 million was spent on health care in Slovenia; in 2013, EUR 3,278 million was spent or 0.9% less than in the previous year.

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Total health expenditure in 2013 decreased over the previous year
Total health expenditure in 2013 decreased by 0.9% compared to 2012 (at the expense of a decrease in capital expenditure), while GDP grew by 0.4%. This resulted in a smaller share of total health expenditure in percentage share of GDP, which decreased from 9.19% in 2012 to 9.07% in 2013. The share of total current health expenditure (i.e. total health expenditure excluding capital formation) in GDP decreased a little less, by 0.03 of a percentage point (from 8.73% in 2012 to 8.70% in 2013), because of nominal growth of total current health expenditure (by 0.1%).

More than a quarter of total health expenditure financed from private sources
In 2013, the share of private sources on health care financing amounted to 28.2%. Compared to 2012, this share increased at the expense of a decrease in public expenditure (by 0.8%). In all the years of observation the primary source of funding health care was social security funds. Thus, in 2013, they covered almost 70% of total expenditure on health.

Most funds used for services of curative care and for medical goods
In 2013, a little more than three quarters of current health expenditure was used for services of curative care and for medical goods. Moreover, the share of expenditure on curative care in 2013 increased compared with 2012 (from 53.0% to 53.2%). The share of expenditure on medical goods also increased in the observed period (from 23.6% in 2012 to 23.7% in 2013).
In terms of the share in total current health expenditure, services of long-term nursing care were next with 10% in 2013. Long-term nursing care expenditure (EUR 314 million), which together with long-term care-social care expenditure (EUR 157 million) represents total long-term care expenditure, amounted to 1.3% of GDP (0.03 of a percentage point less than in 2012).

Expenditure for hospital and residential care was twice as high as expenditure for ambulatory health care and for medical goods
In the structure of current health expenditure, in 2013 expenditure for services in hospitals and in nursing and residential care facilities (47.1% of total current health expenditure) was twice as high as expenditure for medical goods (23.2%) and expenditure for out-patient ambulatory health care (22.2%).
Chart 1: Total current health expenditure by health care providers, Slovenia, 2013
Chart 1: Total current health expenditure by health care providers, Slovenia, 2013
Table 1: Table 1: Total health expenditure and sources of funding by functions of health care and long term care, Slovenia
Total General
government
Private
sectors
Total General
government
Private
sectors
20122013
1,000 EUR
Functions of health care and goods and social services of LTC1)3,308,3772,403,037905,3403,278,0692,352,222925,847
HC.1 Services of curative care1,666,1831,359,319306,8641,674,7791,357,161317,618
HC.2 Services of rehabilitative care65,35832,08733,27066,91131,19435,717
HC.3 Services of long-term nursing care326,538310,79615,742314,340302,40611,934
HC.4 Ancillary services to health care103,94070,18633,754102,42271,08731,335
HC.5 Medical goods dispensed to out-patients742,304338,277404,027745,963330,607415,355
HC.6 Prevention and public health services120,49687,75032,747118,56982,34036,229
HC.7 Health admin. and health insurance117,15757,52259,635122,18558,32663,859
HC.R.1 Capital formation166,400147,10019,300132,900119,10013,800
HC.R.6.1 Social services of LTC (LTC other than HC.3)153,22638,152115,074156,80039,116117,685
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
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