Source of Care

Intro Source of Care

Source of Care

The source of care section provides information on where individuals seek care in health systems and where goods and services are provided by from a mix of public and private providers. This data aims at: (1) better understanding where populations are seeking care; (2) providing comparable and comprehensive information on sources of care; (3) showcasing the importance of private provision of inpatient and outpatient care; (4) informing policy and program decision-making about private sector engagement; (5) facilitating the sharing of lessons across countries with similar public-private distributions.

WHO Region Country Year Sort descending Total Public Total NGO Total Informal Total Private
EURO Kyrgyzstan 2018
92.78 %
0 %
0.44 %
6.78 %
AFRO Mali 2018
65.31 %
0 %
20.44 %
14.26 %
WPRO Mongolia 2018
88.49 %
0 %
3.58 %
7.94 %
AMRO Suriname 2018
66.85 %
0 %
4.49 %
28.67 %
EMRO Tunisia 2018
54.55 %
0 %
1.93 %
43.52 %
AFRO Gambia 2018
80.22 %
0.28 %
1.61 %
17.9 %
AFRO Guinea 2018
71.67 %
0 %
19.89 %
8.45 %
EMRO Iraq 2018
61.86 %
0.09 %
1.09 %
36.97 %

The source of care section allows to identify where individuals access healthcare in various countries and regions. For example, in Bangladesh, we estimate that 57% of care is accessed in the private sector, 23% in the public sector, 3% in NGOs and 16% in the informal sector. Additional details can be downloaded below (e.g. source of care by wealth quintiles, or by inpatient / outpatient care).

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