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Health care expenditures (SHA)

The statistics is published in New from Statistics Denmark and in the StatBank under Health care expenditures. For more information see the subject page. In addition, the figures are included in OECD's annual publication Health at a Glance. Moreover, data is published by OECD, Eurostat and WHO.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

The statistic is published in New from Statistics Denmark: Health care expenditures.


The statistic is published in OECD's annual publication Health at a Glance, where data from the statistic is used as input to calculate different health indicators. These indicators are described in Health at a Glance and forms the basis for comparison across countries.

On-line database

The statistic is published in the StatBank under the in table:

  • SHA1: Health care expenditures by function, provider, financing scheme and price unit

Micro-data access

Micro-data is not available.


Data is transmitted to Eurostat, who forwards data to OECD and WHO. Transmitted data can be found in the international databases at OECD, Eurostat and WHO.

Confidentiality - policy

The statistics follows Statistic Denmark's data confidentiality policy.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The statistics is published at a level of aggregation which does not require additional discretion.

Documentation on methodology

The statistics is produced in compliance with the reference manual A System of Health Accounts - SHA 2011.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.