Cameroon - 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 Cameroon was 65.08 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 78.82 in 1996, while its lowest value was 65.08 in 2011.

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
1995 71.90
1996 78.82
1997 74.59
1998 77.72
1999 76.68
2000 74.72
2001 71.72
2002 69.35
2003 69.18
2004 71.88
2005 72.20
2006 72.75
2007 73.30
2008 75.64
2009 70.04
2010 66.49
2011 65.08

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services