Ghana - 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 Ghana was 29.11 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 33.04 in 2000, while its lowest value was 21.44 in 2005.

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 27.03
1996 27.01
1997 29.18
1998 28.37
1999 32.07
2000 33.04
2001 27.64
2002 32.34
2003 31.23
2004 24.39
2005 21.44
2006 28.67
2007 25.29
2008 28.36
2009 28.97
2010 27.87
2011 29.11

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services