HEALTHCARE cuts in Spain were three times the European average from 2009 to 2012.

In those year Spain reduced its healthcare spending by 1.9% a year, compared to a 0.6% average in the 35 countries examined in the OECD’s report Health at a Glance: Europe 2014.

Healthcare cuts were only greater in: Greece, Luxembourg, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal and Cyprus.

However, Spain’s health spending level of 9.3% of GDP remains above the European average of 8.7%.


  1. The headline would indicate that perhaps we should be worried yet the final paragraph indicates that we shouldn’t. Despite bigger cuts than the majority of Europe, Spain is still spending more than most. My care doesn’t seem to have been affected……..yet.

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