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Last year, healthcare spending rose again sharply, mainly due to the coronavirus. In 2021, 125 billion euros was spent on care and care, an increase of 8.8 billion euros over the previous year, according to the Central Statistical Office reports based on new provisional figures.
The 7.6 per cent increase is mainly the result of testing and vaccination against Covid-19. An average of €7,116 per person was spent on care, an increase of €466 from 2020. In the previous year, there was an increase of 8.3% and costs per person increased by €475.
Examination and vaccination
also in 2020 The Corona crisis has had a significant impact on healthcare spending. Health care allowances and support measures for health care providers were significantly higher that year. The costs of the healthcare grant in 2020 amounted to 2.1 billion euros, and a year later this amount was much lower at 700 million. The costs of support measures for health care providers also fell sharply: from 3.5 billion to 900 million.
However, in 2021, the total costs of testing and vaccination at 6.7 billion euros were much higher than the 1.4 billion the previous year, when there was no vaccination yet.
The costs of caring for Corona patients also increased: from 1.4 billion in 2020 to 1.7 billion in 2021. The bulk of care came from hospitals.
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