Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

13 Mar 2020

Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

Government Health Expenditure

FY15 FY16 FY17 
Operating Expenditure ($m) 7,520 8,199  8,734
Development Expenditure ($m) 1,413 1,618  1,465
Government Health Expenditure 1 ($m) 8,639.9 9,307.0  9,764.3
Government Health Expenditure 1 (as % of GDP) 2.1 2.1  2.1

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

Healthcare Financing

   2017    2018     2019
Medisave  
No. of Accounts (m)      3.5      3.6       3.6
Total Medisave Balance ($b)     88.6     96.1     102.0
Average Balance per Account ($)   25,600   26,700    27,900
Amount Withdrawn for Direct Medical Expenses ($m)     964    1,027     1,089
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)
    2,686     2,749        na
ElderShield  
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders ('000)     1,295    1,380        na
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders with Supplements ('000)       474      520        na
 
   FY17    FY18      FY19
Medifund  
► No. of Applications Approved 2 ('000)    1,180    1,240         na
► Approved Assistance to Patients ($m)    149.8   156.5         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. 

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