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Private households' out-of-pocket payments on health as % of total health expenditure

Full name:
Private households' out-of-pocket payments on health as % of total health expenditure
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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 households' out-of-pocket payments on health as % of total health expenditure
Indicator code: E340402.T

Private households' out-of-pocket payment on health are the direct outlays of households, including gratuities and payments in-kind made to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services, whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or to the enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. Includes household payments to public services, non-profit institutions or non-governmental organisations. Includes non-reimbursable cost sharing, deductibles, co-payments and fee-for service. Excludes payments made by enterprises which deliver medical and paramedical benefits, mandated by law or not, to their employees. Excludes payments for overseas treatment.