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EXPENDITURE ON ORTHOPAEDIC AND OTHER PROSTHETICS

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Definition:
Total expenditure on orthopaedic and other prosthetics comprises expenditure on orthopaedic appliances and other prosthetics: orthopedic shoes, artificial limbs and other prosthetic devices, orthopaedic braces and supports, surgical belts, trusses and supports, neck braces.

Context:
Note: This item corresponds to HC.5.2.2 in the ICHA-HC functional classification.

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 Wednesday, March 05, 2003