South Africa - Health expenditure

Health expenditure, private (% of GDP)

Health expenditure, private (% of GDP) in South Africa was 4.46 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 5.65 in 2004, while its lowest value was 4.33 in 2007.

Definition: Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 4.48
1996 5.10
1997 5.05
1998 5.20
1999 5.33
2000 4.86
2001 5.12
2002 5.13
2003 5.15
2004 5.65
2005 5.42
2006 5.13
2007 4.33
2008 4.35
2009 4.64
2010 4.65
2011 4.46

Health expenditure, public (% of total health expenditure)

The value for Health expenditure, public (% of total health expenditure) in South Africa was 47.70 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 16 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 47.70 in 2011 and a minimum value of 35.93 in 1996.

Definition: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 39.64
1996 35.93
1997 38.79
1998 39.37
1999 40.07
2000 41.33
2001 40.39
2002 39.68
2003 40.27
2004 36.56
2005 38.38
2006 39.91
2007 44.48
2008 45.78
2009 46.69
2010 46.59
2011 47.70

Health expenditure, public (% of government expenditure)

Health expenditure, public (% of government expenditure) in South Africa was 12.71 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 12.71 in 2011, while its lowest value was 9.28 in 1997.

Definition: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 9.55
1996 9.47
1997 9.28
1998 9.82
1999 10.73
2000 10.92
2001 11.16
2002 11.53
2003 11.10
2004 10.30
2005 10.41
2006 10.71
2007 11.11
2008 11.58
2009 11.59
2010 12.42
2011 12.71

Health expenditure, public (% of GDP)

Health expenditure, public (% of GDP) in South Africa was 4.06 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 4.07 in 2009, while its lowest value was 2.86 in 1996.

Definition: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 2.94
1996 2.86
1997 3.20
1998 3.38
1999 3.56
2000 3.43
2001 3.47
2002 3.37
2003 3.47
2004 3.26
2005 3.38
2006 3.41
2007 3.46
2008 3.67
2009 4.07
2010 4.05
2011 4.06

Health expenditure, total (% of GDP)

Health expenditure, total (% of GDP) in South Africa was 8.52 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 8.91 in 2004, while its lowest value was 7.42 in 1995.

Definition: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

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Year Value
1995 7.42
1996 7.96
1997 8.26
1998 8.58
1999 8.89
2000 8.29
2001 8.58
2002 8.50
2003 8.63
2004 8.91
2005 8.80
2006 8.53
2007 7.79
2008 8.02
2009 8.71
2010 8.70
2011 8.52

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services