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In 2015 and 2016, Current Health Expenditure continued to grow at a slower pace than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2016
26 June 2017


In 2015 and 2016, current health expenditure increased by 3.1% and 2.7%, respectively. In both years the nominal growth rate was below GDP growth rates (3.7% in 2015 and 3.0% in 2016), a trend observed since 2010. In the same period, health current public expenditure grew more strongly than current private expenditure. In 2015, current public and private expenditure increased by 3.3% and 2.7%, respectively. In 2016, the preliminary results point out to an increase in public current expenditure by 2.8%, slightly higher than the estimated variation for the private expenditure (2.6%).


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