In the Netherlands, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport defines policies that aim to ensure the well-being of the population. In 2006, a structural health care reform was implemented.
The reform introduced a single compulsory insurance scheme, in which multiple private health insurers compete for insured persons.
A new collaboration between WHO/Europe and partners will soon produce an online resource containing knowledge about health information, monitoring and reporting, and bringing together relevant databases, projects and expert networks in the European Region.s.
Geographical size: 41.540,4 km2
Population: 16.829.289 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 3,3 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 602.658 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Dutch
Political system: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
EU member country since: 1 January 1958
Seats in the European Parliament: 26
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 1999
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 26 March 1995
Presidency of the Council: The Netherlands has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU 11 times between 1960 and 2004. The next time will be in 2016
|Total population (2013)||16.759.000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||43.210|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||79/83|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0)||not available|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)||69/54|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||5.385|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||12,4 %|