Table 4.

Fifteen diagnostic groups* accounting for highest percentage of healthcare costs for five age groups, Netherlands 1994

Age 0-14Age 15-44Age 45-64Age 65-84Age≥85
Diagnostic % ofDiagnostic % ofDiagnostic % ofDiagnostic % ofDiagnostic % of
Rankgroupcostsgroupcostsgroupcostsgroupcostsgroupcosts
1Perinatal/congenital condition10.2Mental retardation, Down's syndrome16.5Mental retardation, Down's syndrome9.4Dementia9.5Dementia22.2
2Mental retardation, Down's syndrome9.7Other mental disorders8.6Musculoskeletal diseases8.3Stroke6.7Stroke6.6
3Other respiratory diseases6.3Pregnancy8.5Dental diseases6.3Musculoskeletal diseases5.8Falls5.9
4Other mental disorders6.0Dental diseases6.6Ill defined conditions5.8Cancer5.6Musculoskeletal diseases4.3
5Ill defined conditions5.5Musculoskeletal diseases6.3Coronary heart diseases5.0Ill defined conditions4.6Ill defined conditions3.7
6Ear disorders5.2Ill defined conditions4.7Other mental disorders4.9Coronary heart diseases4.0Heart failure2.9
7Dental disorders4.6Schizophrenia3.5Cancer4.6Other circulatory diseases3.9Cancer2.1
8Infection4.0Depression/anxiety3.4Depression/anxiety3.4Neurological disorders2.9Other respiratory diseases2.1
9Neurological disorders2.8Other accidents3.1Other circulatory diseases3.3Other mental disorders2.6Neurological disorders2.0
10Other accidents2.3Genital disorders2.3Gastrointestinal diseases2.7Falls2.5Other circulatory diseases1.7
11Eye disorders2.2Skin diseases2.2Neurological disorders2.7Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease2.5Other mental disorders1.5
12Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease2.3Other respiratory diseases2.0Liver, gall, and pancreatic diseases2.5Eye disorders2.3Liver, gall, and pancreatic diseases1.3
13Musculoskeletal diseases1.9Neurological disorders2.0Hypertension2.5Diabetes2.2Eye disorders1.2
14Gastrointestinal diseases1.6Alcohol/drugs1.6Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease2.2Gastrointestinal diseases2.2Urinary disorders1.2
15Skin diseases1.6Gastrointestinal diseases1.6Other accidents2.2Heart failure2.1Other accidents1.1
% share of age groups in total costs7.929.320.730.611.6
% share of age groups in population18.446.022.511.81.3
  • * See table 2 for ICD codes of all diagnostic groups.