Nicaragua - 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 Nicaragua was 42.22 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 51.85 in 1999, while its lowest value was 35.07 in 1995.

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 35.07
1996 40.31
1997 49.87
1998 49.74
1999 51.85
2000 42.65
2001 42.12
2002 45.43
2003 38.48
2004 41.09
2005 39.89
2006 42.01
2007 42.01
2008 42.01
2009 39.58
2010 39.57
2011 42.22

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services