Italy - 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 Italy was 19.93 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 26.70 in 1998, while its lowest value was 19.60 in 2010.

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).

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Year Value
1995 26.61
1996 26.53
1997 26.36
1998 26.70
1999 26.11
2000 24.50
2001 22.15
2002 22.39
2003 22.38
2004 21.19
2005 20.47
2006 19.88
2007 20.11
2008 19.65
2009 19.65
2010 19.60
2011 19.93

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services