Includes publicly funded health care by both publicly and privately owned providers.
Publicly funded health care refers to care provided by state, regional, and local government bodies and social security schemes.
Public capital formation on health includes publicly-financed investment in health facilities plus capital transfers to the private sector for hospital construction and equipment and subsidies from government to health care service providers. It includes funds for state employees.
Public health care expenditure + private health care expenditure = total expenditure on health.
World Health Organization. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Glossary. 2009.