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
Six of the countries spending the most on health care spent more per capita ... Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012, health expenditures grew at an annualized rate of 3.9%, largely ...
Compared With Other Countries, U.S. Health Care Looks Sick
Forex Street - 5/29/2016 11:08:23 PM
From a macroeconomic standpoint, U.S. health care spending is by far a larger share of gross domestic product than other high-income countries, even though the ... will hold the world’s first referendum on Universal Basic Income (UBI) on June 5.
WHO calls on countries to adopt plain packaging to halt tobacco epidemic
Daily News and Analysis - 5/30/2016 1:48:51 PM
World No-Tobacco day is celebrated ... says tobacco use continues to be a major public health issue across the WHO South-East Asia Region with nearly 246 million people in the region's 11 countries continuing to smoke tobacco and just below 290 million ...
Tanzania: How to Improve Health Services
AllAfrica - 5/30/2016 11:04:13 AM
And recently, the World Bank commissioned a study of about 2,000 countries that are implementing the UHC ... provide the people and avoid subjecting them to "shock' in terms of health spending. Various reports have praised Tanzania's performance in ...
World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
Pop & Herald - 5/29/2016 11:48:21 AM
The global medical community signed a letter addressed to World Health ... More than 60 countries and territories are continuing with the transmission, while the outbreak began in Brazil a year ago. The WHO and top health officials have called on those ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
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 ...
World Health Organization: Canceling the Rio Olympics won't stop Zika
Dayton Daily News - 5/29/2016 5:43:17 AM
But the World Health Organization said canceling the Rio Games wouldn't "significantly alter" the international spread of the disease. The group claims that Brazil is only one of 60 countries battling an outbreak, and people continue to travel to those ...
No Rio Over Zika? World Health Organization Says Don’t Cancel Olympics
The Inquisitr - 5/30/2016 8:58:21 PM
Amid demands that the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio be cancelled due to Zika, the World Health Organization has come down on ... “An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that ...
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 inequities in health spending expected to intensify over next 25 years
News-Medical - 4/15/2016 1:30:39 PM
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 spending on ...
World Health Organization rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika
You Don't Know Football - 5/30/2016 10:24:15 PM
The World Health Organization is trying to ease concerns about spreading Zika as a result of this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janiero. "An unneeded danger is presented when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries participate in the Games, possibly ...
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 ...