Costa Rica - Health expenditure, public (% of GDP)
Health expenditure, public (% of GDP) in Costa Rica was 6.77 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 7.15 in 2011, while its lowest value was 4.84 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 Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).
Original Source Notes: All the health expenditure indicators refer to expenditures by financing agent except external resources which is a financing source. When the number is smaller than 0.05%, the percentage may appear as zero. In countries where the fiscal year begins in Ju
Aggregation method: Weighted average
Topic: Health Indicators
Sub-Topic: Health systems