Dominican Republic - 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 Dominican Republic was 39.97 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 59.60 in 1996, while its lowest value was 38.43 in 2008.

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 57.04
1996 59.60
1997 52.78
1998 49.29
1999 46.71
2000 47.09
2001 50.10
2002 48.10
2003 43.09
2004 51.22
2005 47.44
2006 43.20
2007 41.78
2008 38.43
2009 40.44
2010 39.01
2011 39.97

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services