Yemen is the top country by out of pocket expenditure as a share of total health expenditure in the world. As of 2014, out of pocket expenditure as a share of total health expenditure in Yemen was 76.4 %. The top 5 countries also includes Sudan, Cambodia, Azerbaijan, and Nigeria.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.