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India

India Expenditure Stats

Definitions

  • Private > % of GDP: Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.
  • Public > % 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 organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.
  • Total > % of GDP: 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
Private > % of GDP 4.14% 2004 19th out of 185
Public > % of GDP 0.87% 2004 178th out of 185
Total > % of GDP 5% 2004 126th out of 185

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