It is well know that significant disparities exist in the amount of health spending between countries around the world. What is less well known is that there are similar disparities when it comes to the source of health funding — public vs. private.
The following graph (from the latest issue of Global Health Magazine) highlights the variation that exists between public and private health funding. For example, there’s a %40 difference between the amount of public health funding in the U.S. (59.2%) and India (19.6%). Countries lacking reasonable public contributions to health financing (proportionally and in concrete amounts) will face serious challenges in developing sustainable health systems.
Chart data sourced from Health Systems 20/20, Health Systems Database.