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 2:37:38 PM
... 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 ...
Donald Trump inauguration: US president-elect vows to unite country and says his victory 'unlike anything we've ever seen'
Daily Telegraph - 1/20/2017 3:26:34 AM
"It's a movement like we've never seen anywhere in the world," the president-elect declared at a celebratory ... We're gonna unify our country and our phrase - you all know it, half of you are wearing the hat: 'we're gonna make America great again.
Delhi's health system: Inadequate progress for a global city
Science Daily - 1/16/2017 11:55:22 PM
Over the past decade, India has emerged as one of world's most important engines of economic ... In contrast to other BRIC nations, public expenditure on health care as a percent of GDP (1%), is the lowest. Total expenditure (public and private) is just ...
Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty
MercoPress - 1/6/2017 4:57:44 PM
“The world's most disadvantaged ... do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call ...
India's partnership with WHO provides inspiration for effective health and development cooperation
The Huffington Post - 1/19/2017 11:20:12 AM
The working relationship between the Government of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) is unique and, perhaps the most mutually symbiotic relationship in the history of public health, playing a critical role in the country taking giant strides in ...
Trump's Health secretary pick fought to limit coverage in one of America's neediest states
Los Angeles Times - 1/18/2017 10:59:54 AM
Georgia has some of the worst health outcomes in the country ... largest payer for nursing home care in the country. Price’s 2017 budget plan, if enacted, would have cut more than $2 trillion in Medicaid spending over the next decade, reducing federal ...
A worried world awaits Trump presidency: 10 views
CNN - 1/19/2017 8:14:05 AM
(CNN)This time last year, CNN Opinion asked a group of commentators from around the world for their take on ... will deliver stable jobs, better health care, and safer communities. Like other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines wants to know whether ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger worried by economics of Chinese Super League rise
Fox Sports - 1/19/2017 6:22:32 PM
It can happen inside the country.” English clubs have been put on alert with the CSL’s free spending, with Chelsea’s Diego Costa ... league for their efforts to become real players in the world game, despite re-emphasizing his belief that the world ...
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
Trump could smash the old world order — and replace it with what?
Washington Post - 1/20/2017 3:55:12 AM
He has proposed big infrastructure spending but ... within and between countries. . . . An era of American dominance following the Cold War [is ending]. So, too, perhaps, is the rules-based international order that emerged after World War II.
Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride
The Seattle Times - 1/18/2017 4:57:49 PM
(AP) — Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering ... Wildlife education center WildCare nursed the raccoons to health, but found they could not release the animals into the wild.
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 ...
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 ...