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 46.31 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 61.23 in 1996, while its lowest value was 43.24 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 Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).

See also:

Year Value
1995 49.37
1996 61.23
1997 58.74
1998 52.10
1999 43.24
2000 44.88
2001 53.84
2002 43.79
2003 49.32
2004 45.21
2005 49.03
2006 51.90
2007 50.57
2008 54.83
2009 49.17
2010 49.62
2011 48.32
2012 48.13
2013 46.31

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services