Slight increase in Denmark's 1994 health spending:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Total spending on healthcare in Denmark rose 2.2% to DKr 60,553 million ($11,000 million) in 1994, reports MEFA, the Danish pharmaceutical industry association. Of this, the hospital sector accounted for DKr 37,370 million or 61.7% (including DKr 922 million spent on hospital construction during the year). The government contributed 83% of overall health spending, the remainder being paid directly by the public. Healthcare expenditure as a percentage of Denmark's GDP has been declining in recent years. In 1994, it accounted for 6.5%, MEFA notes.