Private health expenditure as a percentage of GDP reached 2.75 % in 2014 in Suriname, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 105 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, private health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in Suriname reached an all time high of 4.41 % in 1997 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Suriname's main peers, private health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in Brazil amounted to 4.63 %, 2.13 % in Guyana, 2.76 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 3.71 % in Venezuela in 2014.
Suriname has been ranked 67th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of private health expenditure as a percentage of GDP, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.