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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Public health spending Stats

Definitions

  • % of GDP: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds."
  • % of government spending: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds."
  • % of total health spending: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of GDP 5.9% 2007 36th out of 181
% of government spending 25.79% 2007 2nd out of 181
% of total health spending 72.93% 2007 55th out of 181

SOURCES: World Health Organisation National Health Account database (www.who.int/nha/en) supplemented by country data.

Citation

"Costa Rica Public health spending Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Costa-Rica/Health/Public-health-spending