Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

Government Health Expenditure

  FY13 FY14 FY15
  ► Operating Expenditure ($m) 5,044 5,872 7,520
  ► Development Expenditure ($m) 723 1,147 1,413
  ► Government Health Expenditure1 ($m) 5,938.0 7,221.3 8,610.4
  ► Government Health Expenditure1 (as % of GDP) 1.6 1.8 2.1

Notes:
1 -  Includes expenditure from endowment funds and excludes government transfer
 

 

 

Healthcare Financing

  2015 2016 2017
Medisave  
  ► No. of Accounts (m) 3.3 3.4 3.5 
  ► Total Medisave Balance ($b) 75.9 82.1 88.6 
  ► Average Balance per Account ($) 22,700 24,200 25,600 
  ► Amount Withdrawn for Direct Medical Expenses ($m) 900 931 964 
MediShield Life & Integrated Shield Plans1  
  ► No. of MediShield Life Policyholders ('000) All SC/PR All SC/PR All SC/PR 
  ► No. of Policyholders with
      Private Integrated Shield plans ('000)
2,548 2,619 2,686 
ElderShield  
  ► No. of ElderShield Policyholders ('000) 1,194 1,249 1,295 
  ► No. of ElderShield Policyholders with Supplements ('000) 398 437 474 
   
  FY15 FY16 FY17 
Medifund  
  ► No. of Applications Approved2 ('000) 1,097 1,136 na 
  ► Grants Disbursed to Institutions ($m) 162.6 161.1 na 

Notes:


1  MediShield Life replaced MediShield from 1 Nov 2015.  All Singapore Residents are automatically covered under MediShield Life.  Prior to 2015, figures refer to MediShield Scheme

2 In the past years, applications for all ILTC services were classified together as a category. For FY12, Medifund applications for ILTC services were further differentiated into three types of services - i) Non-Residential Services (by attendances), ii) Intermediate Term Residential Services (by admissions), iii) Long Term Residential Services (by bed months) - to better reflect the different nature of the services. The number of ILTC Medifund and Medifund Silver applications in FY12 is a summation of these services in their respective units. Hence FY12 ILTC figures onwards are not comparable with preceding years. 

na - not available