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 45.94 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 47.24 in 2003, while its lowest value was 41.55 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/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).

See also:

Year Value
1995 45.70
1996 46.96
1997 47.04
1998 42.76
1999 44.46
2000 41.69
2001 44.70
2002 46.36
2003 47.24
2004 44.47
2005 44.38
2006 42.48
2007 41.55
2008 42.57
2009 42.60
2010 44.57
2011 45.94

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services