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EXPENDITURE ON SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

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Definition:
Expenditure on school health services comprises a variety of services of health education and screening (for example, by dentists), disease prevention and the promotion of healthy living conditions and lifestyles provided in school.

This includes basic medical treatment if provided as an integral part of the public health function, such as dental treatment. (ICHA function HC 6.2) This includes interventions against smoking, alcohol and substance abuse. It excludes vaccination programmes.

Source Publication:
A System of Health Accounts, OECD, 2000, chapter 9, page 122.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003