Advances in Public Health / 2014 / Article / Tab 7

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The Challenges Confronting Public Hospitals in India, Their Origins, and Possible Solutions

Table 7

Health spending indicators for selected group of countries, India and India’s neighbors, 2010.

Country/Group of countriesPublic health expenditure as % of GDPPrivate expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on healthOut of pocket expenditure as % of private expenditure on healthOut of pocket expenditure as % of total expenditure on health

South Asia1.0870.980.761.5
India1.0671.886.061.8
Afghanistan2.3577.594.072.8
Bangladesh1.3563.596.661.3
Bhutan3.6015.494.714.5
China2.7045.777.235.3
Maldives3.8039.271.628.1
Myanmar0.2487.992.781.5
Nepal1.8962.690.456.6
Pakistan0.7971.888.063.2
Sri Lanka1.5754.481.944.6
Cuba9.704.81004.8
USA8.4951.822.711.8
OECD countries7.9437.4
Lower middle income countries1.5164.685.856.4
Low income countries2.1162.975.949.6
Least developed countries2.1860.980.750.5
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing countries)2.856.862.830.9

Source: Health Nutrition and Population Statistics in World Bank DataBank. Available at http://databank.worldbank.org/data/views/variableselection/
selectvariables.aspx?source=health-nutrition-and-population-statistics on 15th August 2013.

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