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
Greg Bell: Fixing health care the 'Utah way'
Deseret News - 10/2/2015 6:03:03 AM
Utah has the lowest per capita health spending in the country. By relocating from Massachusetts to Utah, a company could spare itself and its workers an average $4,247 per employee in health spending. We have a young, highly educated workforce, a low cost ...
The 10 Best Economies In The World
The Huffington Post - 10/2/2015 8:36:22 PM
Despite these issues, the United States is one of the most competitive global economies in the world, according to the WEF. While the country is weighed down by factors such as health and the ... resources and high public spending.”
World Health Organisation Cautions Against Indiscriminate Use of Antibiotics
NDTV - 10/4/2015 6:43:38 AM
Kolkata: The World Health Organisation (WHO ... the capital of Timor-Leste. Health ministers and senior health officials of 11 member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region attended the 68th meeting of the Regional Committee. Dr Singh urged WHO's member ...
Another View: Picking up smoking’s health tab
New Haven Register - 10/2/2015 2:59:55 PM
Around the world, about 6 million people ... percent of those deaths will occur in developing countries. In the United States alone, smoking-related illnesses result in $170 billion in annual medical spending. The cause of these problems - tobacco sales ...
Live in a world full of plastic? Here is why you should be worried
Daily News and Analysis - 10/3/2015 5:50:32 PM
The piece was written by a team of physicians and scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, including from the World Health Organisation ... is expected to grow fastest in developing countries in the next five years, according ...
Cancer 'a top health expenditure area, despite advances'
Trade Arabia - 9/22/2015 11:58:31 AM
The WISH report, entitled 'Delivering Affordable Cancer Care: A Value Challenge to Health Systems,' was presented by the World ... countries, it said. The Australian policymakers were informed of the report’s policies to counteract excess spending ...
US leads the world in mass shootings: Study
Economic Times - 10/2/2015 5:30:15 PM
WASHINGTON: When it comes to gun massacres, there are more public mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a new ... analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University.
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 ...
France to increase defense spending in 2016
United Press International - 10/2/2015 5:51:43 PM
France is one of the top defense-spending and exporting countries in the world. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a think tank, ranked France as the world's fifth largest defense spender, above the U.K. and just below Saudi Arabia.
MSF: medical giant of the humanitarian world
France 24 - 10/4/2015 4:49:06 AM
Doctors Without Borders (MSF), whose Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan was hit by a suspected US air strike on Saturday, is one of the largest medical charities in the world, counting more than 36,000 volunteers working in 60 countries. MSF was founded on ...
Smoking's health bill
Arkansas Online - 10/4/2015 2:47:24 AM
Around the world, about 6 million people die ... making taxes especially effective in poorer countries where tobacco use is rising fast. Those same countries also have the greatest need for better health-care services. In addition to reducing the burdens ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
But because of its high per capita GDP - the second-highest in the world in 2012 at nearly $80,000, according to the IMF - total health care expenditure equaled just 8.2% of GDP. This was well below the OECD average of 9.3% of a country's GDP. Public funds ...
Spending: Make your phone a hotspot - Tulsa World: Money Power
Tulsa World - 10/4/2015 5:03:25 AM
The heir of Arrow Trucking, Doug Pielsticker, faces sentencing this week on his role in a fraud case that put the company in bankruptcy and left truck drivers stranded all across the country.
Health expenditure around the world
Reuters - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
Health at a Glance 2009, a report by the OECD, shows that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country. Here are some figures on what leading economies spend on health care per capita, both in public and private schemes. The latest ...
These are the 11 richest countries with the biggest organised-crime problems
The Business Insider - 10/2/2015 5:20:06 AM
The World ... health. One of the subcategories used by the WEF is the prevalence of organised crime — listed under the "security" index. Extortion, racketeering, theft, violence, and property damage are all factors that could hold back a country's ...