Table 3.

Healthcare costs by diagnostic group and sex, Netherlands 1994, ranked by share (in % of total healthcare costs)

RankDiagnostic group*MenWomenTotal
1Mental retardation, Down's syndrome11.06.08.1
2Musculoskeletal diseases5.46.46.0
3Dementia2.97.45.6
4Other mental disorders5.44.75.0
5Ill defined conditions4.65.04.8
6Dental diseases4.93.84.2
7Stroke3.03.43.2
8Cancer3.72.83.2
9Pregnancy0.04.32.6
10Coronary heart diseases3.91.52.5
11Neurological disorders2.62.32.4
12Other circulatory diseases2.82.12.4
13Other respiratory diseases2.91.92.3
14Other accidents2.81.92.3
15Depression and anxiety1.82.62.3
16Falls1.32.42.0
17Gastrointestinal diseases2.41.61.9
18Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease2.41.21.7
19Eye disorders1.71.71.7
20Liver, gall, and pancreatic diseases1.71.61.7
21Skin diseases1.71.61.6
22Genital disorders0.91.91.5
23Schizophrenia2.11.01.4
24Urinary disorders1.31.31.3
25Infection1.51.21.3
26Hypertension1.31.31.3
27Diabetes1.11.41.2
28Ear disorders1.40.91.1
29Heart failure1.11.11.1
30Perinatal/congenital conditions1.40.91.1
31Alcohol and drugs1.40.40.8
32Benign neoplasms0.50.90.7
33Other endocrine diseases0.40.80.6
34Blood diseases0.30.30.3
Not allocated7.28.88.1
Non-specific9.111.710.7
Share in total costs (%)41.059.0100.0
  • * See table 2 for ICD codes of all diagnostic groups.

  • † Costs of healthcare administration and living costs in old people's homes.