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).

Description: The map below shows how Risk of impoverishing expenditure for surgical care (% of people at risk) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Malawi, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Romania, with a value of 0.00.

Source: The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School (https://www.pgssc.org/)

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual