• Topic: Health: Health systems
  • Definition: Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.
  • Source: World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure database (see for the most recent updates).
  • Notes from original source: All the health expenditure indicators refer to expenditures by financing agent except external resources which is a financing source. When the number is smaller than 0.05%, the percentage may appear as zero. In countries where the fiscal year begins in July, expenditure data have been allocated to the later calendar year (for example, 2010 data will cover the fiscal year 2009–10), unless otherwise stated for the country.

List of countries ordered by: Health expenditure, private (% of GDP)

Source: Health Nutrition and Population Statistics - World Bank - Downloaded in August 2017