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Expenditure on inpatient care, PPP$ per capita

Full name:
Expenditure on inpatient care, purchasing power parity (USD) per capita
PPP$ per capita
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Rate
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Expenditure on inpatient care, PPP$ per capita
Indicator code: E992704.T

The OECD definition is applied, i.e. it includes current (exclusive of investment/capital outlays) expenditure on inpatient institutions, including public and private hospitals, for acute, chronic and convalescent care. All types of hospitals are included. Outpatient department expenditures of hospitals for e.g. day cases should be covered under ambulatory care expenses. Unfortunately this separation is not always statistically possible, particularly in central and eastern European countries.

The OECD Health Database is used as the primary data source for those countries that are OECD Member States.