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 27.22 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 29.39 in 2008, 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 National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Health services