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).

See also:

Year Value
1995 20.60
1996 20.86
1997 20.74
1998 18.44
1999 18.96
2000 18.83
2001 22.25
2002 21.98
2003 22.15
2004 24.89
2005 24.83
2006 26.88
2007 28.71
2008 29.39
2009 28.82
2010 28.15
2011 27.22

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services