Poland - 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 Poland was 22.85 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 34.62 in 1998, while its lowest value was 22.07 in 2010.

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 27.11
1996 26.61
1997 28.04
1998 34.62
1999 28.87
2000 29.97
2001 28.10
2002 25.44
2003 26.43
2004 28.11
2005 26.12
2006 25.59
2007 24.61
2008 22.80
2009 22.70
2010 22.07
2011 22.85

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services