Field Detail
Theme Health
Code PH-HS-1.1
Sub-theme Health Systems
Name National Health Accounts - Expenditure on health as % of GDP
Definition Expenditure on health as % of GDP
Calculation/Formula (Value of annual government expenditure on health / GDP) x 100
Unit of Measure %
Purpose/Rationale Health financing is a critical component of health systems. National health accounts (NHA) provide a large set of indicators on the basis of the expenditure information collected within a internationally recognized framework. NHA are a synthesis of the financing and spending flows recorded in the operation of a health system, from funding sources to the distribution of funds between providers, and functions of health systems and benefits across geographical, demographic, socioeconomic and epidemiological dimensions (WHO).
Policy Linkages Health sector planning
Preferred Data Sources National accounts
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Records - National accounts, government budgets and plans
Economic Tag Exp
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: CHIPS
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator Value of annual government expenditure on health
Denominator GDP
Factor x 100
Unit %