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 Burundi, with a value of 98.70. The country with the lowest value in the world is Finland, with a value of 0.00.
Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org).
Aggregation method: Weighted average