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System of Health Accounts (SHA)

Health accounts show a detailed description of the Swedish health care. The calculations follow guidelines created by OECD, WHO and EU and allow international comparisons. Data are based on available statistics for the public sector and the households and are compatible with National accounts. Data are reported by function, financier and producer. Health Accounts are updated annually.

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System of Health Accounts 2016


In 2016, health and medical care comprised 10.9 percent of GDP. General government financed 84 percent of the total costs, while households paid 15 percent of the total costs via patient fees and other fees.

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