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Table 2 Hospital days and expenditures for illegal drug treatment (general and specialty hospitals), for 6 EU countries, 2010

From: Public spending for illegal drug and alcohol treatment in hospitals: an EU cross-country comparison

Country Public expenditure per hospital day (euros) Hospital days for illegal drugs per 1,000 capita Proportion of hospital days attributable to illegal drug treatment (%) Illegal drug treatment expenditure by hospitals (million euros) Illegal drug treatment expenditure by hospitals, per capita (euros) Illegal drug treatment expenditure by hospitals, as percentage of GDP
  General hospitals  
France 1036 0.4 0.04% 29 0.4 0.001%
Denmark* 2125 0.2 0.02% 2 0.4 0.001%
Mean (SD) 1580 (770) 0.3 (0.2) 0.03% (0.02%) 15 (19) 0.4 (0.06) 0.001% (0.0004%)
  General and Specialty hospitals (no mental health or substance abuse hospitals)  
Luxembourg 1079 32 2.50% 17 34 0.044%
Spain 1131 2 0.27% 97 2.1 0.009%
Belgium* 579 2 0.16% 12 1.1 0.003%
Netherlands 1620 0.5d 0.07% 12 0.7 0.002%
Mean (SD) 1102 (426) 9 (15) 0.75% (1.17%) 35 (42) 9.6 (16.6) 0.015% (0.02%)
  1. *Denmark and Belgium have only data with hospitals days available for 2009.
  2. Contrary to the other countries, the live-born infants (Z38) of Luxembourg and Spain are not included in the total hospital days, and this could lead to an overestimation of the hospital expenditures.