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 63.01 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 72.90 in 1997, while its lowest value was 55.54 in 2002.

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 72.22
1996 70.84
1997 72.90
1998 65.12
1999 66.32
2000 63.17
2001 61.56
2002 55.54
2003 60.88
2004 60.47
2005 59.53
2006 56.44
2007 62.13
2008 64.66
2009 65.55
2010 63.20
2011 63.01

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services