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Health Expenditure - Out of pocket expenditure as a share of private expenditure on health

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Eritrea is the top country by out of pocket expenditure as a share of private expenditure on health in the world. As of 2014, out of pocket expenditure as a share of private expenditure on health in Eritrea was 100 that accounts for 0.70 % of the world's out of pocket expenditure as a share of private expenditure on health. The top 5 countries (others are Cuba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Iraq, and Libya) account for 3.49 % of it. The world's total out of pocket expenditure as a share of private expenditure on health was estimated at 14,336.76 in 2014.

Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure.