Healthcare expenditure on preventive care around EU avg
In Hungary, public and private expenditure on preventive care accounted for 3% of total health expenditure in 2018, according to data released by statistical agency Eurostat.
The EU average rate stood around 2.8%, Eurostat notes.
Chart by Eurostat
Among member states, the highest shares were recorded in Italy (4.4%) and Finland (4%).
In contrast, the lowest share of preventive care expenditure was recorded in Slovakia (0.8% of total health expenditure), followed by Greece, Cyprus and Malta (all 1.3%), followed by Romania (1.4%).
Relative to population size, preventive care expenditure was highest among the EU member states in Sweden (EUR 165 per inhabitant), Finland (EUR 152), Germany (EUR 148), and the Netherlands (EUR 146) in 2018, while it was lowest in Romania and Slovakia (both EUR 8 per inhabitant). In Hungary, it stood at EUR 28 per inhabitant. The EU average was EUR 82.
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