Costa Rica - 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 Costa Rica was 23.35 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 28.74 in 2007, while its lowest value was 18.44 in 1998.
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).
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Health services