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  • In 2016, the current health expenditure (preliminary) was estimated at KRW 125.2 trillion (7.7% of GDP), an increase of KRW 10 trillion from the previous year (nominal growth rate: 8.7%; real growth rate: 7.9%).
  • In 2016, medical care services (inpatient/outpatient) accounted for the largest proportion (67%) of the current health expenditure by function (preliminary), followed by pharmaceuticals (20.2%).
Trends in Current Health Expenditures by Source(2011-2016p)
Trends in Current Health Expenditures by Source(2011-2016p)
Trends in Current Health Expenditures by purpose(2011-2016p)
Trends in Current Health Expenditures by purpose(2011-2016p)

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