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1. Calling for the spending of cash: out-of-pocket expenses.
2. Paid for out of one's own resources; not covered, shared, or reimbursed: out-of-pocket costs.
3. Individually responsible for an amount of money: a company that is $10 million out-of-pocket for costs associated with the project.
4. Lacking funds: hungry, cold, and out-of-pocket travelers.
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paid out or owed in cash.
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Adj.1.out-of-pocket - calling for the spending of cash; "his out-of-pocket costs were $10"
due - owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"
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[ˈaʊtəvˈpɒkɪt] ADJ out-of-pocket expensesgastos mpl varios
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[ˌaʊtəvˈpɒkɪt] adj (person) → a corto di soldi
out-of-pocket expenses → spese fpl extra inv
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1. adverb, adjective not in a building etc; from inside a building etc; in(to) the open air. The children are out in the garden; They went out for a walk.
2. adverb from inside (something). He opened the desk and took out a pencil.
3. adverb, adjective away from home, an office etc. We had an evening out; The manager is out.
4. adverb, adjective far away. The ship was out at sea; He went out to India.
5. adverb loudly and clearly. He shouted out the answer.
6. adverb completely. She was tired out.
7. adverb, adjective not correct. My calculations seem to be out.
8. adverb, adjective free, known, available etc. He let the cat out; The secret is out.
9. adverb, adjective (in games) having been defeated. The batsman was (caught) out.
10. adverb, adjective on strike. The men came out in protest.
11. adverb, adjective no longer in fashion. Long hair is definitely out.
12. adverb, adjective (of the tide) with the water at or going to its lowest level. The tide is (going) out.
13. adjective unacceptable. That suggestion is definitely out.
(as part of a word)
1. not inside or near, as in out-lying.
2. indicating outward movement, as in outburst.
3. indicating that the action goes further or beyond a normal action, as in outshine.
ˈouter adjective
outside; far from (the centre of) something. outer space.
ˈoutermost adjective
nearest the edge, outside etc. the outermost ring on the target.
ˈouting noun
a usually short trip, made for pleasure. an outing to the seaside.
ˈoutward adjective
1. on or towards the outside; able to be seen. Judging by his outward appearance, he's not very rich; no outward sign of unhappiness.
2. (of a journey) away from. The outward journey will be by sea, but they will return home by air.
ˈoutwardly adverb
in appearance. Outwardly he is cheerful, but he is really a very unhappy person.
ˈoutwards adverb
towards the outside edge or surface. Moving outwards from the centre of the painting, we see that the figures become smaller.
ˈout-and-out adjective
very bad. an out-and-out liar.
out-of-datedateout-of-pocket adjective
paid in cash; paid out of your own pocket. out-of-pocket expenses.
be out of pocket
to have no money; to lose money. I can't pay you now as I'm out of pocket at the moment.
out of printprintout of sight
1. no longer visible; where you cannot see something or be seen. They watched the ship sailing until it was out of sight; Put it out of sight.
2. an old expression meaning wonderful, fantastic. The show was out of sight.
out of sight, out of mind
an expression describing a situation in which someone is forgotten when he/she is not around. They used to be close friends, but since he left it has become a case of out of sight, out of mind.
ˌout-of-the-ˈway adjective
difficult to reach or arrive at. an out-of-the-way place.
be out for
to be wanting or intending to get. She is out for revenge.
be out to
to be determined to. He is out to win the race.
out of
1. from inside. He took it out of the bag.
2. not in. Mr Smith is out of the office; out of danger; out of sight.
3. from among. Four out of five people like this song.
4. having none left. She is quite out of breath.
5. because of. He did it out of curiosity/spite.
6. from. He drank the lemonade straight out of the bottle.
out of doors
outside. We like to eat out of doors in summer.
out of it
1. not part of a group, activity etc. I felt a bit out of it at the party.
2. no longer involved in something. That was a crazy scheme – I'm glad to be out of it.
out of orderorderout of the way
unusual. There was nothing out of the way about what she said.
out of this worldworldout of workwork
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Next, we run the pooled OLS regression on out-of-pocket health expenditure (as shown in Tables 3 and 4) using the regressors: health expenditure per capita (current US$), total health expenditure (% of GDP) and household final consumption expenditure (% of GDP).
"While there are various factors at play, the main reason for the increase in needed savings is related to the yearly adjustment for out-of-pocket spending for prescription drug use," observes Paul Fronstin, director of the EBRI Health Research and Education Program and co-author of the annual health savings analysis.
But high out-of-pocket costs might stand in the way, a preliminary study suggests.
Insurance companies used to apply the value of these copay cards to a person's out-of-pocket costs, but now these discount cards come with a steep price tag.
During the same time period, patients' out-of-pocket spending for essential medicines was $12.1 billion, a 47 percent increase in annual out-of-pocket spending and a 4 percent increase in annual per beneficiary out-of-pocket spending.
This concept is often measured by health services researchers as the prevalence of high out-of-pocket spending on medical care.
Kenya has a mixed health financing system including public spending, insurance by the NHIF and private firms, out-of-pocket spending and donor funding.
If enacted into law, these provisions will increase transparency and lower out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors.
OVERALL PER-PERSON drug expenditures rose significantly from 2009 to 2016 for those who used a prescribed medicine, while out-of-pocket costs took a significant fall, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
On an average, a cancer survivor significantly has higher annual out-of-pocket spending as compared to the people who never had cancer, according to the report.
Because of the high cost of cancer therapy, many cancer survivors are more likely to face substantial out-of-pocket health care expenditures and financial hardship, compared with persons without a history of cancer (3,4).
More countries are investing in health, but out-of-pocket medical spending still pushes millions into extreme poverty, the World Health Organization reported in February.