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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 2019


In 2019, health and medical care comprised 10.9 percent of GDP. General government financed 85 percent of the total costs, while households paid 14 percent of the total costs via patient fees and other fees.

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