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Healthcare expenditure, UK Health Accounts: 2021
Including CD-ROM of data

Healthcare expenditure statistics for 1997 to 2021, produced to the international definitions of the System of Health Accounts 2011.

Main points
  • Total current healthcare expenditure in the UK in 2021 was £280.7 billion, equating to £4,188 per person.
  • Total current healthcare expenditure in the UK accounted for 12.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, slightly higher than the proportion it represented in 2020.
  • Healthcare expenditure grew by 9.4% in nominal terms, or 9.7% in real terms, between 2020 and 2021.
  • Government-financed healthcare expenditure was £233.1 billion in 2021, growing by 9.6% in real terms and making up 83.0% of total healthcare spending.
  • Spending on preventive care was £35.1 billion in 2021, more than doubling from 2020 because of the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Total pharmaceutical expenditure in the UK stood at £39.6 billion in 2021, 14.1% of current health expenditure, representing both the final use of medicines and those used in wider courses of treatment.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
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Publication Date
23 May 2023
68 pages plus CD-ROM
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.25 kg
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