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EXPENDITURE ON THERAPEUTIC APPLIANCES AND OTHER MEDICAL DURABLES

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Definition:
Expenditure on therapeutic appliances and other medical durables comprises a wide range of medical durable goods such as glasses, hearing aids, and other medical devices.

Also included are orthopaedic appliances and other prosthetics (HC.5.2.4) as well as medico-technical devices, including wheelchairs (HC.5.2.4).

Context:
Note: This item corresponds to HC.5.2 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