Here are the top 20 illnesses in the Philippines, based on the number of claims paid by Philhealth over the period from January 1 to December 31, 2011.
Note: Be reminded that this list may not represent the actual top diseases across the country, as not all hospitalizations are covered by Philhealth.
Note also that Numbers 4, 5 and 19 are not illnesses; these are maternity and newborn care procedures.
|Rank||Illness||No. of Claims|
|1||Chronic renal failure||334,135|
|3||Diarrhoea and gastroenteritis||246,999|
|4||Single spontaneous delivery (normal childbirth)||208,060|
|5||Liveborn infant care||146,520|
|6||Other disorders of urinary system||132,539|
|7||Essential (primary) hypertension||88,894|
|8||Dengue haemorrhagic fever||78,151|
|9||Acute upper respiratory infections||70,617|
|11||Chronic nephritic syndrome||67,922|
|12||Gastritis and duodenitis||63,381|
|14||Malignant neoplasm of breast||53,936|
|15||Dengue fever (classic dengue)||53,227|
|17||Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers||42,411|
|19||Single delivery by caesarean section||37,398|
|20||Bacterial sepsis of newborn||33,173|
Over the period from 2010, chronic renal failure surpassed pneumonia to become the top illness in 2011, based on number of Philhealth claims.
Top 20 Diseases in the Philippines, 2011, Philhealth Claims