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 36.64 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 53.07 in 1995, while its lowest value was 34.05 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).

See also:

Year Value
1995 53.07
1996 50.46
1997 47.52
1998 42.45
1999 42.47
2000 41.07
2001 35.84
2002 36.84
2003 38.27
2004 38.28
2005 37.83
2006 36.40
2007 35.98
2008 35.84
2009 34.35
2010 34.05
2011 35.48
2012 35.86
2013 36.64

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services