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 36.19 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 36.19 in 2013, while its lowest value was 16.15 in 2011.

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 30.45
1996 26.45
1997 33.74
1998 28.63
1999 30.49
2000 31.80
2001 27.19
2002 32.34
2003 31.92
2004 25.58
2005 22.80
2006 22.50
2007 19.50
2008 22.20
2009 18.92
2010 18.44
2011 16.15
2012 29.09
2013 36.19

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services