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Table 3 Total public and public health expenditure, 2002–2005 (as % of GDP) (See Additional File 2)

From: Paris on the Mekong: using the aid effectiveness agenda to support human resources for health in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

  2002 2003 2004 2005
Total expenditure (including debt) 19.6 19.5 15.7 19.9
Health expenditure as % of total public 0.98 1.13 0.68 1.14
• Domestic expenditure 0.49 0.34 0.28 0.31
• Foreign financed 0.49 0.79 0.4 0.83
Structure of expenditure     
• Capital expenditure, in total 0.65 0.9 0.43 0.87
• Domestically financed 0.16 0.1 0.04 0.04
• Foreign financed 0.49 0.79 0.4 0.83
• Recurrent expenditure, total 0.33 0.23 0.25 0.27
• Salaries/Wages 0.21 0.16 0.19 0.17
• Operations and Maintenance 0.11 0.07 0.06 0.1