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Deutschland - Länderprofil Gesundheit 2019 : Launch presentation. The Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area, emphasizing the particular characteristics and challenges in each country against a backdrop of cross-country comparisons.
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Key findings for Germany from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
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Across the OECD, Germany is among the top five spenders on health care, both as a proportion of GDP (11.2%) and per person (USD 5,986). Health spending is projected to further increase to reach 12.3% of GDP by 2030. With such high level of spending, Germany guarantees good access to health care services.
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Deutschland ist unter den Top 5 der OECD-Staaten was die Ausgaben für Gesundheit angeht, sowohl beim Anteil am BIP (11,2%) als auch bei den Pro- Kopf-Ausgaben (USD 5 986). Es wird geschätzt, dass die Ausgabenquote im Jahr 2030 auf 12,3% des BIP ansteigen wird.
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Just under one in four adults in Germany are obese. As a result, Germans live on average 2.6 years less due to overweight. Overweight accounts for 10.7% of health expenditure one of the largest rates of all countries analysed. Labour market outputs are lower due to overweight by the equivalent of 1 m full time workers per year. Combined, this means that overweight reduces Germany’s GDP by 3.0%.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Berlin on 1-2 October 2019 to attend a meeting with Chancellor Merkel and Heads of International Organisations. While in Berlin, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with Chancellor Merkel and other high level officials.