SLOVAKIA - 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: Bratislava

Total area: 49000 km²

Population: 5.4 million

Currency: euro

Language: Slovak

Structure of population:
0-14 years: 15%
15-64 years: 73%
65 years and over: 12% (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
Male: 71 years
Female: 79 years

Healthcare expenditures total (% of GDP): 9.1%

Healthcare expenditures per capita: $1413 (USD)

Expenditures on healthcare:
Government: 66%*
Private: 34%**

Number of hospitals: 143 (2007 data)

Healthcare financing: Slovakian healthcare sector changed several times in the past years. Hospitals are currently reimbursed on the base of a fee for inpatient care delivered, the type of hospital and specialty. Some of day-treatment procedures are reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis.

Medical device industry: Slovakia is a small consumer of medical devices. In 2005 Slovakia consumed €90 million in medical devices which accounts for about 0.3 % of the total EU consumption. The consumption has a positive growth up to 33 % in 2005. The Slovak medical equipment market is extremely competitive.

* 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.