Pakistan - 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 Pakistan was 54.87 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 18 years was 73.02 in 1997, while its lowest value was 54.76 in 2012.

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 72.37
1996 70.80
1997 73.02
1998 65.24
1999 66.50
2000 63.42
2001 62.09
2002 55.91
2003 61.22
2004 61.11
2005 66.22
2006 68.97
2007 67.78
2008 65.57
2009 64.32
2010 60.61
2011 61.52
2012 54.76
2013 54.87

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services