Korea - 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 Korea was 32.89 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 51.95 in 1995, while its lowest value was 32.09 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).

See also:

Year Value
1995 51.95
1996 48.94
1997 45.87
1998 41.08
1999 40.50
2000 41.53
2001 36.26
2002 37.38
2003 38.00
2004 38.28
2005 37.90
2006 35.72
2007 34.73
2008 34.17
2009 32.43
2010 32.09
2011 32.89

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services