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 18.01 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 25.14 in 1998, while its lowest value was 17.52 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 Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 24.71
1996 24.65
1997 24.61
1998 25.14
1999 24.73
2000 23.10
2001 21.05
2002 20.96
2003 20.80
2004 20.06
2005 19.00
2006 18.65
2007 18.84
2008 18.46
2009 17.69
2010 17.52
2011 18.82
2012 18.78
2013 18.01

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services