Expenditure on sickness and health

Expenditures on sickness and health comprises mostly of paid sick leave in the event of illness and health care services. Health care services comprises of bot in-patient and out-patient care.

Characteristics of the Nordic countries

From 2000 to 2018 expenditures for sickness and health in relation to GDP has varied between 6-8 per cent for the Nordic countries except from Iceland. In Iceland, expenditures for sickness and health has been higher than eight per cent of GDP since 2015.