Mauritania - 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 Mauritania was 37.27 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 48.27 in 1996, while its lowest value was 30.50 in 1999.

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 38.65
1996 48.27
1997 46.35
1998 38.19
1999 30.50
2000 31.62
2001 37.82
2002 31.51
2003 34.33
2004 32.90
2005 35.24
2006 35.69
2007 39.77
2008 45.78
2009 35.19
2010 32.16
2011 37.27

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services