Healthcare expenditure in 2020–2022

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According to preliminary estimates , current expenditure on healthcare in 2022 amounted to PLN 205.6 billion (representing 6.7% of GDP) and was higher than in 2021 by about PLN 36.1 billion (in relation to preliminary data for 2021, which amounted to PLN 169.4 billion). The increase in expenditure has been observed for both public, as well as private expenditure. In 2022, preliminary estimates of current expenditure on healthcare amounted to PLN 205.6 billion to and was higher than in 2021 by PLN 36.1 billion, i.e. by 21.3% compared to the amount of corresponding expenditure from 2021 according to preliminary data. Current expenditure on healthcare (public and private) according to preliminary NHA estimates, accounted for 6.7% of GDP in 2022. An increase in current expenditure has been observed among both public and private expenditure. Public current expenditure on healthcare amounted to PLN 154.0 billion in 2022 and was PLN 31.2 billion higher than in 2021, and their share in GDP amounted to 5.0%. Current private expenditure increased by PLN 5.0 billion and amounted to PLN 51.6 billion in 2022. The increase in private current expenditure on health was influenced, among other things, by an increase in direct household expenditure, which amounted to PLN 37.0 billion, i.e. by 3.3 billion (9.9%) more than in 2021.