Country Czech Republic
Year 2016
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

A 2016 study titled the Economic Impact of Domestic Violence on Health, which was based on a representative sample of 3.058 women over the age of 18 living in the Czech Republic, proFem founded out that 27.7 per cent of women in the Czech Republic had experienced domestic violence in intimate partnership and one third of them had to seek medical treatment as a consequence of intimate partner violence. The total amount of the economic impact of domestic violence on the health sector in the Czech Republic was estimated at CZK 1.85 billion during 2014 alone. This estimate covers only the costs of providing health care and treatment to women who needed medical attention during 2014 as a consequence of domestic violence between intimate partners. Most of the costs, approximately CZK 1.241 billion, have been covered by the General Health Insurance Company (in Czech: Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna). An additional CZK 215 million was paid by the victims of domestic violence in additional fees for prescribed medications and in other necessary direct payments. In 2014 alone, the costs of public health insurance related to the treatment of chronic diseases in the context of domestic violence have been estimated at approximately CZK 1.088 billion.

Source of Information

Czech Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.20

For more information: Study: Economic Impact of Domestic Violence on Health and the Health Care System