Papua New Guinea - 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 (

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Year Value
2014 28.80

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Risk factors