Panama - 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 Panama was 26.83 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 30.66 in 1996, while its lowest value was 21.36 in 2009.

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 26.95
1996 30.66
1997 26.41
1998 27.74
1999 27.61
2000 25.95
2001 27.10
2002 25.27
2003 27.64
2004 24.16
2005 24.63
2006 26.26
2007 29.72
2008 25.81
2009 21.36
2010 24.78
2011 26.83

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services