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EXPENDITURE ON MEDICAL GOODS (TOTAL, PUBLIC, PRIVATE)

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Definition:
Expenditure on medical goods (total, public, private) comprises medical goods dispensed to out- patients and the services connected with dispensing, such as retail trade, fitting, maintaining, and renting of medical goods and appliances. Included are services of public pharmacies, opticians, sanitary shops and other specialised or non-specialised retail traders including mail ordering and teleshopping.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 11, 2001