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Global Health Spending 1995-2016


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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01/1995 - 12/2016
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Research by the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network produced retrospective health spending estimates for 1995-2016 for 195 countries and territories. The estimates cover total health spending, and health spending disaggregated by source into three domestic financing source categories (government, out-of-pocket, and prepaid private) and development assistance for health (DAH). Domestic health spending source data came primarily from the WHO’s Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED). DAH data came from a diverse set of sources, including program reports, budget data, national estimates, and National Health Accounts (NHAs). The resulting estimates were used to help produce prospective health spending estimates for 2017-2050. Estimates are reported in constant 2018 United States dollars, constant 2018 purchasing-power parity-adjusted (PPP) dollars, and as a percent of gross domestic product.

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Suggested citation 

Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Global Health Spending 1995-2016. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2019.