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Table 3 Overview of practice costs (2000 and 2005) per patient in countries where GPs are independent entrepreneurs in pppUS$

From: Income development of General Practitioners in eight European countries from 1975 to 2005

Country Practice costs 2000 Number of patients per GP1) 2000 Practice costs per patient 2000 Practice costs 2005 Number of patients per GP1) 2005 Practice costs per patient 2005
Belgium 46,709 860 54.31 51,941 860 60.40
Denmark 70,109 1311 53.48 98,541 1285 76.69
France 46,422 622 74.68 59,778 605 98.81
Germany 113,846 937 121.44 124,606 1027 121.33
Netherlands 94,709 2529 37.45 107,115 2529 42.35
UK 32,829 1600 20.52 216,545 1415 153.04
  1. 1)For Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands, the number of patients per GP is based on the figures for a full-time GP from country specific sources [see Additional 1], for the other countries, the figures are derived from the OECD health data files 2006.