LITHUANIA - Medical Device Industry and Demographic Data

Shown below you will find some basic demographic and economic data, plus information specific to the medical device and healthcare industry.

Capital city: Vilnius

Total area: 65300 km²

Population: 3.2 million

Currency: Litas

Language: Lithuanian

Structure of population:
0-14 years: 15%
15-64 years: 69%
65 years and over: 16% (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
Male: 68 years
Female: 79 years

Healthcare expenditures total (% of GDP): 7.5%

Healthcare expenditures per capita: $781 (USD)

Expenditures on healthcare:
Government: 73%*
Private: 27%**

Number of hospitals: 165 (2007 data)

Healthcare financing: The healthcare sector is in continuous transition. Since 1997 primary health care is financed on a per capita basis. Expenditures of specialized outpatient and inpatient care are fully financed according to the services provided. However, there have been certain limits in the volume of services that can be reimbursed by the territorial sickness funds after 1999. Private expenditure has increased in recent years and is equal to around one-third of total spending in 2007.

Medical device industry: The market for medical equipment is relatively small and mainly supplied by overseas manufacturers. Around 75% of medical devices were imported in 2004. There is a positive growth in the value of import over the past years.

* Government expenditures include all spending on healthcare passed through governmental agencies regardless of the funding source. Source: World Health Organization global health expenditure database. 2010 data.
** Private healthcare expenditures include private medical insurance, direct out-of-pocket payments by the consumer and other non-governmental sources. Source: World Health Organization global health expenditure database. 2010 data.