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The health expenditure accounts determine the expenditure made in the health care system by funding source (public budgets, statutory health insurance funds, etc.), institution and benefit. The cost-of-illness accounts cover the costs directly related to an illness.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-02-02

World Cancer Day: more men suffer and die from lung cancer

4 February was World Cancer Day. This day focuses on cancer treatment, research and prevention. In Germany, nearly 1.5 million patients suffering from cancer received full in-patient hospital treatment in 2015.

Most often, patients received medical treatment for lung and bronchial cancer (192,800 cases of treatment). The proportion of men receiving hospital treatment because of lung and bronchial cancer was much larger (63%) than that of women (37%).

In 2015, lung and bronchial cancer was also the most common cause of death from cancer. A total of roughly 45,200 people died from this disease (approximately 5% of all deaths in Germany). On the whole, lung and bronchial cancer was the second most common cause of death in men (just under 7%), while it was the seventh leading cause of death in women (3%).



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Key figures

Health expenditure2015EUR 344.2 bn
Hospital patients201519.2 mn
Overweight people201352.4%
People in need of long-term care20152.9 mn
Most frequent causes of death
Cardiovascular diseases2015356,616


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