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).

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 28.74
2008 27.10
2009 24.66
2010 24.03
2011 23.07
2012 23.05
2013 23.35

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services