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Private-sector expenditure on health as % of GDP, WHO estimates

Full name:
Private-sector expenditure on health as % of GDP, WHO estimates
Unit:
%
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Proportion
Visualizations:
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:
Private-sector expenditure on health as % of GDP, WHO estimates
Indicator code: E340302.T

Private sector expenditure comprises the outlays of insurers and third-party payers other than social security, mandated and voluntary employer health services and other enterprises provided health services, non-profit institutions and non-governmental organisations (such as Red Cross) financed health

care, private investments in medical care facilities and household out-of-pocket spending.

Estimates for this indicator were produced by WHO. The estimates are, to the greatest extent possible, based on the National Health Accounts classification (see the World Health Report 2006 for details). The sources include both nationally reported data and estimates from international organisations like IMF, WB, UN and OECD. Therefore they may somewhat differ from official national statistics reported by countries.