Afghanistan - Out-of-pocket health expenditure

Out-of-pocket health expenditure (% of total expenditure on health)

Out-of-pocket health expenditure (% of total expenditure on health) in Afghanistan was 79.37 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 9 years was 87.84 in 2003, while its lowest value was 72.83 in 2010.

Definition: Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

See also:

Year Value
2002 87.63
2003 87.84
2004 84.11
2005 85.36
2006 82.34
2007 83.75
2008 75.40
2009 72.86
2010 72.83
2011 79.37

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services