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 19.13 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 21.99 in 2002, while its lowest value was 18.57 in 2005.

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).

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Year Value
1995 19.59
1996 19.64
1997 21.89
1998 21.92
1999 21.55
2000 21.25
2001 20.41
2002 21.99
2003 20.05
2004 18.76
2005 18.57
2006 20.54
2007 20.90
2008 20.31
2009 18.90
2010 19.41
2011 19.13

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services