For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2000 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 5.75 percent with a minimum of 4 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 7.6 percent in 2017.
The latest value from 2017 is 7.6 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 181
countries is 6.56 percent.
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Definition: Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.