IPS Research Team (2005)

This report presents the Sri Lanka National Health Accounts (SLNHA) preliminary estimates for the period of 2000-2002. Estimates throughout this report are derived from the Data Base of the IPS Health Policy Programme.

The estimates cover total national health expenditures, disaggregated by basic areas of expenditure by source, functions, and by provider. It also provides estimates of expenditure at the Central and Provincial level by source and by functions. The report concludes with comparative health expenditures of selected countries, for which data exist.

The expenditure aggregates in this report are expressed both in nominal terms, and in constant (1996) prices. In converting current price aggregates into constant prices the Central Bank’s GDP deflator has been used throughout. Estimates of private expenditures are compiled mostly from survey sources.

Health Expenditures Sri Lanka National Health Account 2002 is reported domestically using SHA based SLNHA conceptual framework. It is based on the OECD System of Health Accounts using locally adapted classification system for source, function and provider.