Cost of Illness in the Netherlands
In 2011, the Netherlands spent almost 67 billion euro on healthcare (OECD-SHA definition). This website presents the results of the study 'Cost of Illness in the Netherlands'. This study is organized by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The latest results, for 2011, have been published on this website in november 2013. On this page you will find detailed information on the cost of illness in the international OECD-SHA definition.
See also: News item about Cost of Illness: "Mental care still the most expensive of all" (published on 28 November 2013)
Create your own tables and graphs
It is possible to query and download our data in full detail. You can create your own tables and with our data. You can use the 2003, 2005, 2007 and the most recent 2011 data. Need help? Read our instruction. The perspective used on this interactive site is the System of Health Accounts of the OECD.
About the Cost of Illness study
The main goal of our study is to determine the demands on health care resources caused by disease, age and gender and to demonstrate the importance of the perspective on health expenditure (national versus international). We report our results in six dimensions: health care provider, health care function, source of finance, age, gender and disease.
More information about the methodology used in the Dutch cost of illness study can be found in our draft guidelines for conducting a COI study. These are based on our 2003 COI study and have been commisioned by the OECD:
- Draft guidelines expenditure by disease age and gender dutch coi study
- Appendix V cost units dutch coi study 2003
Published reports in English
Most of our reports are published in Dutch. However we do provide an English summary in our Dutch reports.
At this moment one report of the study is published in English:
Who is working on Cost of Illness?
This site has been funded by: Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport.