Chile - 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 Chile was 37.16 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 40.70 in 2005, while its lowest value was 35.81 in 2009.

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 38.76
1996 39.91
1997 39.92
1998 38.38
1999 37.18
2000 36.51
2001 36.95
2002 37.37
2003 40.20
2004 40.22
2005 40.70
2006 39.90
2007 39.42
2008 39.49
2009 35.81
2010 36.45
2011 37.16

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services