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 ...
Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty
MercoPress - 10/17/2016 5:15:03 PM
WHO and the World Bank Group recommended that countries pursuing universal health coverage should aim to achieve a minimum of 80% population coverage of essential health services, and that everyone everywhere should be protected from catastrophic and ...
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 ...
World Bank: Improved Fiscal Management Underpins Indonesia's Growth
Realtime Business News - 10/25/2016 2:10:47 AM
The Washington-based lender said higher than previously estimated revenue from the tax amnesty program has eased fiscal risks, along with adjustments to government expenditures ... outcomes," Rodrigo Chaves, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia ...
China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health
Reuters - 10/26/2016 3:49:49 AM
Widespread soil and water contamination have also caused health hazards. Air pollution killed more than 1 million people in China in 2012 alone, the World Health Organisation ... costs to about a quarter of total spending, versus 29.3 percent in 2015.
Health Expenditure - By Country
www.quandl.com - 10/1/2016 4:29:36 PM
Healthcare spending can reveal how effective a government is administering health care, especially in developing countries. This measure of health is reported by the World Bank. Click on any country name on this page to see a time series of Health ...
These countries spend the most on health
weforum.org - 10/16/2016 11:57:06 PM
But which countries spend the most on health? The answer depends on which way the calculation is made. This first chart, based on World Health Organisation data, shows the percentage of total government expenditure that goes towards healthcare. By this ...
National health expenditures: a global analysis.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 10/19/2016 11:57:43 AM
As part of the background research to the World development report 1993: investing in health, an effort was made to estimate public, private and total expenditures on health for all countries of the world. Estimates could be found for public spending for ...
Why employees feel so pinched by health-care costs
Washington Post - 10/26/2016 12:00:45 AM
By 2015, those expenditures grew to 10.1 percent of income. Those health care costs were acutely felt in regions of the country where incomes are below the national average, such as the southern and southeastern states. [Bernie Sanders wants to know why ...
Qualcomm is spending $47 billion to become the 21st century Intel
The Verge - 10/27/2016 7:30:32 AM
NXP is a Dutch outfit employing 45,000 people in 35 countries around the world, and would probably be more recognizable by its original name of Philips Semiconductors. Like Qualcomm, NXP has quietly played a major role in the shift of computing to mobile ...
Record gift to UW: $210M from Gates Foundation toward bold goal of improving world’s health
The Seattle Times - 10/25/2016 7:54:23 AM
Using big data, the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is already mining statistics to try to improve the health of countries and communities around the world ... were increasing — they were spending 15 to 20 percent of their ...
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 ...
The 10 Safest Countries in the World
townandcountrymag.com - 10/27/2016 7:12:03 PM
The threat of terrorism, along with world health issues like Zika ... The Vision of Humanity project ranks 163 countries on 23 point of data including the presence of nuclear weapons, on-going domestic and international conflicts, and numbers of police ...
Countries With No Public Health Care
worldatlas.com - 8/10/2016 11:57:49 PM
Paying virtually all of one's health expenses directly is common across much of the developing world. In war-torn ... Many developing countries are paying a large share of the out-of-pocket medical expenditure by the users of the country.
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 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 ...