Definition: This entry provides the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP. Health expenditures are broadly defined as activities performed either by institutions or individuals through the application of medical, paramedical, and/or nursing knowledge and technology, the primary purpose of which is to promote, restore, or maintain health.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Health expenditures map
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
... health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health care budgets as of 2012. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 ...
World Health Organisation is 'unfit to deal with global emergencies', says damning new report into its handling of the Ebola epidemic
Daily Mail - 7/7/2015 3:31:31 PM
The World Health Organisation is ‘culturally’ unfit to ... a drastic increase in deaths from malaria and measles. Before the crisis, the country's annual healthcare spending stood at just $7 per person in 2013, one of the lowest rates in the world.
Irish hospital consultants among world’s best paid, OECD finds
The Irish Times - 7/7/2015 11:59:45 PM
Irish hospital consultants remain among the best paid in the world despite ... product on health, less than most of our neighbours, according to the report. This figure dates from 2012 and was updated for this year’s report. Health spending in Ireland ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
In many other developed countries, a basic colonoscopy costs just a few hundred dollars and certainly well under $1,000. That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader ... “total spending on health care would ...
How close is Greece to leaving the euro? A look at the country's options and what happens next
FOX News - 7/6/2015 3:47:01 PM
There are concerns that rewarding Greek obstinacy will mean it and other indebted countries that need financial assistance will also resist spending cuts and economic ... money into a black hole. The banks' health depends on the government's finances ...
Yes, U.S. locks people up at a higher rate than any other country
Washington Post - 7/7/2015 2:59:54 AM
“It’s a stark fact that the United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population ... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in social service expenditures as a percentage of the GDP in 2002-2007, but its incarceration ...
Bulgarians pay too much for health care: report
China - 7/7/2015 5:11:44 PM
Health spending of Bulgarian households is too high and considerably limits the financial protection of all, a World Bank report said here on ... 20 percentage points between 1995 and 2012, while countries such as Chile, Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
But because of its high per capita GDP - the second-highest in the world in 2012 at nearly $80,000, according to the IMF - total health care expenditure equaled just 8.2% of GDP. This was well below the OECD average of 9.3% of a country's GDP. Public funds ...
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
In low-income countries, children are 12 times more likely to die ... But exactly how much do we spend on health aid, and are we spending intelligently? A new study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, begins to answer ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
The U.S. leads the world in health care research and cancer treatment ... What are some successful models other countries are employing to keep costs down in those areas? Pearson: Spending on almost every area of health care is higher in the United ...
Lagos gets $200m World Bank credit
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation is focused on furthering improvements in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures ... such as education and health.
Health expenditure around the world
Reuters - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
Health at a Glance 2009, a report by the OECD, shows that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country. Here are some figures on what leading economies spend on health care per capita, both in public and private schemes. The latest ...
PHL’s cash dole-out program 5th largest globally–World Bank report
BusinessMirror. - 7/7/2015 1:01:12 PM
Further, the Philippines’s universal health-care program ... covers as much as 40 percent of the country’s population. However, the World Bank said that despite the scale of these programs, the Philippines’s spending on social safety-net programs ...
Arab News - 7/7/2015 9:22:17 PM
Spurred by the World Health Organization Framework Convention ... improves public health, and reduces expenditures on tobacco-related illnesses. The levies also provide countries with additional revenue that can be used to fund vital health programs ...