• For Public
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

05 Apr 2019

Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

Government Health Expenditure

FY14 FY15 FY16 
Operating Expenditure ($m) 5,872 7,520  8,199
Development Expenditure ($m) 1,147 1,413  1,619
Government Health Expenditure 1 ($m) 7,223.1 8,639.9  9293.3
Government Health Expenditure 1 (as % of GDP) 1.8 2.1  2.2

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

Healthcare Financing

2016 2017 2018 
Medisave  
No. of Accounts (m) 3.4 3.5  na
Total Medisave Balance ($b) 82.1 88.6  na
Average Balance per Account ($) 24,200 25,600  na
Amount Withdrawn for Direct Medical Expenses ($m) 931 964  na
MediShield Life& Integrated Shield Plans 1  
No. of MediShield Life Policyholders ('000) All SC/PR All SC/PR  ALL SC/PR
No. of Policyholders with
Private Integrated Shield plans ('000)
2,619 2,686  na
ElderShield  
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders ('000) 1,249 1,295  1,380
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders with Supplements ('000) 437 474  520
 
FY16 FY17  FY18
Medifund  
► No. of Applications Approved 2 ('000) 1,136 1,180  na
► Grants Disbursed to Institutions ($m) 161.1157.8   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 

Downloads