Sri Lanka - 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 Sri Lanka was 44.86 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 15 years was 49.08 in 2003, while its lowest value was 41.92 in 2007.
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 for the most recent updates).
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Health services