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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

COFOG code 07

Structure   Notes

  • Division: 07 - Health


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 07.1 - Medical products, appliances and equipment
  • 07.2 - Outpatient services
  • 07.3 - Hospital services
  • 07.4 - Public health services
  • 07.5 - R&D Health
  • 07.6 - Health n.e.c.

Explanatory note

Government outlays on health include expenditures on services provided to individual persons and services provided on a collective basis. Expenditures on individual services are allocated to groups (07.1) through (07.4); expenditures on collective services are assigned to groups (07.5) and (07.6).
Collective health services are concerned with matters such as formulation and administration of government policy; setting and enforcement of standards for medical and paramedical personnel and for hospitals, clinics, surgeries, etc.; regulation and licensing of providers of health services; and applied research and experimental development into medical and health-related matters. However, overhead expenses connected with administration or functioning of a group of hospitals, clinics, surgeries, etc. are considered to be individual expenditures and are classified to groups (07.1) through (07.4) as appropriate.

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