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 ...
Sun, sea and spa: Arabs spent $27B on health tourism last year
Al Bawaba - 8/31/2015 7:59:45 AM
Arabs contribute more than 25 per cent of the total world spending in health tourism ... The Congress will host ministers of health and tourism of Arab countries. By the end of the Congress, Dubai will issue a declaration for health tourism development.
UAE-Arabs spend $27b per year on health tourism
MENAFN - 8/29/2015 11:54:10 PM
Arabscontribute more than 25 per cent of the total world spending in health tourism according ... The Congress will host ministers of health and tourism of Arab countries. By the end of the Congress Dubai will issue a declaration for health tourism ...
Dream of TB Free World Achievable By Universal Coverage and Social Protection: WHO
Med India - 9/2/2015 6:10:00 AM
Here are the excerpts from the interview given by Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization ... and treatment without catastrophic expenditure - either free of charge or through some health insurance system. Universal access has ...
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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 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 ...
Bulgaria, World Bank sign deal on EU structural and investment funds
The Sofia Globe - 9/1/2015 5:38:23 PM
“The World Bank stands by Bulgaria in the implementation of the country’s EU agenda,” Muller said ... and has produced three major reports focusing on different aspects of health spending. The Water and Sanitation Strategy RAS supported the ...
Stuffing data gaps with dollars: What will it cost to close the data deficit in poor countries?
Brookings - 9/1/2015 2:07:48 AM
We conclude by recommending three immediate actions the IMF, World ... expenditure a year would be sufficient to the close the gap. Whereas censuses and living standard surveys are employed in all developed and developing countries, health surveys only ...
Health situation in Kuwait
Kuwait Times - 8/29/2015 9:31:00 PM
A Supreme Planning Council report on human development titled “Social Cohesion: National Pillar” revealed a scary truth about the challenges in the health ... for the World Health Organization on tobacco control. While most Western countries have ...
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 ...
Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising
Healio - 8/27/2015 7:03:03 PM
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending ... burden on health care systems, according to the study. The researchers stressed the importance of country-specific ...
Nigeria’s health care indices among world’s poorest — NMA
Punch - 8/30/2015 1:12:55 AM
The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, has said Nigeria’s health care indices remain among the poorest in the world. He said life expectancy in the country was 54 ... N10,000 daily on Autopilot spending 4hrs per week online.
Maternal health: ‘Nigeria still dwelling on promises’
Vanguard - 8/31/2015 11:37:29 PM
As the world signals ... in the country. In the Millennium Development Goals Report 2014, India has an estimated 50,000 maternal deaths (17 per cent), and Nigeria, with an estimated 40,000 maternal deaths (14 per cent). Also the World Health Organisation ...
Slowdown in growth of US health expenditure closes gap between US, other high-spending countries
Medical Xpress - 7/1/2014 8:39:40 AM
The USA currently spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world. The research, which was conducted by the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), compares the healthcare spending ...
Dawn - 8/31/2015 1:40:21 AM
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world and the second poorest ... There is a need for increasing expenditure on health, education and infrastructure by reducing spending in non-essential areas. Dollarisation has become ...