Panel Counts

BELGIUM

The Belgium healthcare system is mainly organised on two levels:
The federal and regional levels. Responsibility for healthcare policy is shared between the federal government, the Federal Public Service Social Security, the National Institute for Sickness and Disability Insurance (INAMI), and the Dutch-, French-, and German-speaking Community Ministries of Health. The federal government is responsible for regulating and financing the compulsory health insurance, determining accreditation criteria, financing hospitals and so-called ‘heavy’ medical care units, as well as legislation covering different professional qualifications, and registration of pharmaceuticals and their price control. The regional governments are responsible for health promotion, maternity and child health services, some aspects of elderly care, implementation of hospital accreditation standards, and financing of hospital investment.

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 10.4

WHO organizational ranking: 21

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Cardiology 1,042 7%
Dermatology 731 8%
Endocrinology/Diabetology 272 22%
Gastroenterology 652 9%
General Practitioner/Family Medicine 12,560 2%
Gynaecology/Obstetrics 1,405 5%
Hematology/Hematology Oncology 139 36%
Infectious Disease N/A N/A
Internal Medicine 1,424 8%
Nephrology 250 24%
Specialty Universe % of Reach
Neurology 530 11%
Oncology 440 14%
Ophthalmology 1,048 6%
Orthopedics 973 6%
Pediatrics 1,429 7%
Psychiatry 1,907 4%
Pulmonology/Respirology 507 8%
Rheumatology 300 20%
Surgery 1,296 8%
Urology 378 19%