Belgium - Affordability of health care

Risk of catastrophic expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk)

Definition: The proportion of population at risk of catastrophic expenditure when surgical care is required. Catastrophic expenditure is definined as direct out of pocket payments for surgical and anaesthesia care exceeding 10% of total income.

Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org).

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Year Value
2014 2.70

Risk of impoverishing expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk)

Definition: The proportion of population at risk of impoverishing expenditure when surgical care is required. Impoverishing expenditure is defined as direct out of pocket payments for surgical and anaesthesia care which drive people below a poverty threshold (using a threshold of $1.25 PPP/day).

Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org).

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Year Value
2014 0.400

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Risk factors