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Current health expenditure as a share of GDP

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In 2016, health expenditure as a share of GDP in Sri Lanka was 3.9 %. In the ranking by health expenditure as a share of GDP including 186 countries, Sri Lanka has the 142nd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Pakistan and the Botswana. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with health expenditure as a share of GDP of 9.3 % in 2016, Sri Lanka has 57.92 % percent lower health expenditure as a share of GDP.

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What is health expenditure as a share of GDP?

Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

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