St. Vincent and the Grenadines - 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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines was 18.26 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 19.15 in 2005, while its lowest value was 15.21 in 1995.

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 15.21
1996 15.38
1997 17.41
1998 18.93
1999 16.69
2000 17.80
2001 19.10
2002 17.83
2003 17.94
2004 18.82
2005 19.15
2006 18.03
2007 17.87
2008 16.04
2009 15.54
2010 17.91
2011 18.26

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Health services