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System of Health Accounts and Health care expenditure statistics (SHA) - 2024

System of Health Accounts and Health care expenditure statistics (SHA)  
Course LeaderEva OROSZ 
Target GroupThe course is targeted at statisticians working on health administrative data from National Statistical Institutes or Ministries of health/welfare 
Entry Qualifications
  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to participate actively in discussions

The main objective of this course is to offer theoretical overview of SHA Methodology, but also to give practical approach to build a health data questionnaire.

The course will provide to the participants overview of current SHA requirements.

  1. Short introduction to the role of the health sector in the economy, how the system of health accounts can contribute to the analysis of health systems across the EU.
  2. Use of HCE statistics for health policies


o Pillar of social rights

o Ageing report…

  1. Key methodological concepts of a System of Health Accounts
  2. Definitions and classifications of the SHA 2011 with special attention to those related to the core SHA accounting framework.

o Health care financing (focus on compulsory vs voluntary schemes, OOP)

o Health care providers

o Health care functions (focus on long term care, preventive care)

  1. Memorandum items (total pharmaceuticals, long-term care (social), COVID related items)
  2. Revenues of Financing schemes
  3. Capital formation
  4. Links SHA with National Accounts
  • Case study (practical exercise to populate the data questionnaire).
Expected outcomeParticipants will gain in-deep understanding of SHA Methodology and how to successfully produce health data questionnaire. 
Training MethodsCombination of theoretical lessons, practical training with the computer, and discussion of practical problems. 
Required ReadingCopies of the presentation materials. 
Suggested ReadingNone 
Required PreparationNone 


Eva OROSZ (Independent expert)

Vincent van POLANEN PETEL (CBS Netherlands)

Practical Information    
WhenDurationWhereOrganiserApplication  via National Contact Point
20-21.02.20242 daysONLINEICON INSTITUTE Public Sector GmbHDeadline: 18.12.2023