Health and social protection expenditure. Eurostat data for 2019 and 2020.

Eurostat presented data on expenditure on social protection and health care in 2020 in EU countries. Only in Poland, expenses for these purposes decreased compared to 2019 – they amounted to 4.8%. This is the worst result in the EU. However, let’s take a closer look at what the office has calculated. There is a catch.

  • Eurostat showed what percentage of GDP EU countries spend on old age and sickness or healthcare benefits
  • He compared the data from 2019 to those from 2020
  • Poland fared the worst in this comparison. It is not the first time that we are at the tail end of Europe in terms of spending on health-related care
  • However, it is worth taking a closer look at these data. Because they do not necessarily reflect the situation that took place last year
  • More such information can be found on the main page of Onet.pl

Spending on “social protection and health care” is quite a broad and imprecise term. What did Eurostat mean? If you read the description of the analysis, it is, among others, o transfers in cash or in kind made to households and individuals by social protection systems.

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