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
These are the most dangerous roads in the world, according to WHO
FOX News - 2/21/2017 10:55:22 AM
Libya has the most deadly roads in the world, according to a study from the World Health Organization (WHO). With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic fatalities.
Nigerian president disdains his country's best hospital for medical care in Britain. But what ails him?
Los Angeles Times - 2/20/2017 6:56:10 PM
The country spends just 3.7% of its gross domestic product on health, compared with more than 17% in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization, while vast amounts are siphoned off by corrupt government officials. Nigeria has only four doctors ...
US health care spending projected to soar to $5.5 trillion by 2025
Cortez Journal - 2/15/2017 1:29:50 AM
(c) 2017, The Washington Post. U.S. health care spending grew 4.8 percent last year, as the country has emerged from a period of historically low health spending growth, according to new federal estimates. However, that growth is projected to accelerate ...
Japan’s buckling health care system at a crossroads
Japan Times - 2/19/2017 3:08:17 PM
In Japan, health care has long been likened to air and water — givens often taken for granted. Like all other developed countries except the United ... In 2016, Japan was ranked first in the world in this category, with the average life span hitting ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses
Quartz - 12/27/2016 6:49:48 PM
US health care costs are expected to be so high that the country’s health care system would, on its own, comprise the fourth-largest economy in the world. Whether the US is spending all that money wisely is another question. Compared to other wealthy ...
Revealed: Kim Jong-nam was gripped by fear and paranoia, says friend
The Guardian - 2/21/2017 1:29:52 AM
He never had any ambitions to rule the country. He didn’t accept or appreciate what was ... He died in the ambulance. On Tuesday, a health official told reporters that the cause of death had not yet been determined. The autopsy showed no evidence of ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
In the U.S. and Switzerland, which spend the most and third-most on health care, respectively, the government pays less than 65 percent of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at ...
Countries With The Highest Expenditures On Medicines As A Percentage Of GDP
worldatlas.com - 8/25/2016 5:03:20 AM
Many countries in the world today have graying populations or baby boomers ... However, in lower-income countries, pharma drug spending makes up for the total spending on health expenditure. The share of GDP expenditure on pharmaceutical drugs is seen ...
Flu-related doctor visits cut by 48%, thanks to vaccine, study finds
ABC News - 2/16/2017 1:28:38 AM
If you've been spending flu season living in fear of getting sick every ... since the dominant flu strain A(H3N2) spreading across the country is more likely to cause severe complications among the elderly. The current flu vaccine has been found to protect ...
The US outspends every developed country in the world in one area
The Business Insider - 11/4/2015 10:03:05 AM
We're spending more than twice the amount on health care compared to several other countries including Germany, Canada, and France, where actual health outcomes have been better for years. In 2013, the report found, we outspent all other OECD ...
Minimizing out-of-pocket health expenditure for India's poor
Devex - 2/26/2016 11:51:16 AM
the World Health Organization suggests that low- and middle-income countries need to allocate more funds to their health programs as a priority. One pointer to examine and link out-of-pocket expenditure and poverty in middle income and developing country ...
IMF Survey: IMF Helping Countries on Health, Social Spending Policies
International Monetary Fund - 7/24/2008 11:57:16 PM
IMF working with countries to improve spending on health, education IMF cooperates with World Bank, UN in fight against HIV/AIDS, other diseases Technical assistance from IMF helps boost efficiency of health spending As nations around the world grapple ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
Where does the U.S. health care spending stand relative to other OECD countries? Pearson: Whether measured relative to its population or its economy, the United States spends by far the most in the world on health care. The U.S. spent $8,233 on health per ...
Global spending on health is expected to increase to $18.28 trillion worldwide by 2040
EurekAlert! - 4/12/2016 11:56:58 PM
SEATTLE-- Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National ...