29% of European households have difficulty paying health costs

Greeks and Hungarians more in difficulty
29% of European households have difficulty paying health costs
07 April 20:02 2018 Print This Article

In 2016, more than 50% of households in six EU Member States experienced difficulties in covering healthcare costs. This is revealed today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on World Health Day. Among the countries with the highest percentages of families that have experienced difficulties in covering this type of costs, Greece (90%), Hungary (74%), Cyprus (72%), Latvia (64%), Slovakia ( 61%) and Italy (56%).

In the calculation, explained Eurostat, the costs were considered for both public and private health services. Health expenses include, for example, costs for consultations, treatments and prescribed medicines and dental examinations and treatments. Eurostat reported that, in 2016, the majority (71%) of households in the European Union were able to easily pay health care costs, 29% with some difficulty.

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