Belgium - 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 Belgium was 19.91 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 22.30 in 2007, while its lowest value was 18.87 in 1996.

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 Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).

See also:

Year Value
1995 19.59
1996 18.87
1997 21.13
1998 21.19
1999 20.86
2000 20.54
2001 19.71
2002 21.34
2003 21.78
2004 20.92
2005 20.78
2006 21.88
2007 22.30
2008 21.06
2009 19.97
2010 20.76
2011 19.95
2012 20.40
2013 19.91

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services