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Government Health Expenditure and Healthcare Financing

17 Jul 2018

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 Expenditure 1 ($m) 5,938.0 7,221.3 8,610.4
Government Health Expenditure 1 (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Amount Withdrawn for Direct Medical Expenses ($m) 900 931 964
MediShield Life& Integrated Shield Plans 1
No. of MediShield Life Policyholders ('000) All SC/PR All SC/PR All SC/PR
No. of Policyholders with
Private Integrated Shield plans ('000)
2,548 2,619 2,686
ElderShield
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders ('000) 1,194 1,249 1,295
► No. of ElderShield Policyholders with Supplements ('000) 398 437 474
FY15 FY16 FY17
Medifund
► No. of Applications Approved 2 ('000) 1,097 1,136 na
► Grants Disbursed to Institutions ($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 

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