Risk of catastrophic expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk)

Definition: The proportion of population at risk of catastrophic expenditure when surgical care is required. Catastrophic expenditure is definined as direct out of pocket payments for surgical and anaesthesia care exceeding 10% of total income.

Description: The map below shows how Risk of catastrophic expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Afghanistan, with a value of 92.80. The country with the lowest value in the world is Tuvalu, with a value of 0.00.

Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual