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, 2012See also: Health expenditures map
Conservative Think Tank: 10 Countries With Universal Health Care Have Freer Economies Than The U.S.
Forbes - 1/28/2015 3:03:32 AM
U.S. government entities spend more per-capita on health care than all but two other countries in the world. The Swiss and Singaporean ... have achieved universal health insurance while spending a fraction of what the U.S. spends. Switzerland’s public ...
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 ...
Mr. President, World’s Worst Air Took 6 Hours Off Your Life
Bloomberg - 1/27/2015 9:09:48 AM
Obama Says U.S. Moving to Expand India Trade Prospects U.S. President Barack Obama could lose roughly 6 hours from his expected lifespan after spending three days in ... per cubic meter in 2013, the World Health Organization said in May, citing government ...
State contributes only 23pc of expenditure
The Daily Star - 1/14/2015 10:03:59 PM
Two-thirds of the country's healthcare expenditures are made for ... the minimum per-head healthcare expenditure recommended by the World Health Organisation. Total healthcare expenditure in 2012 was Tk 325.1 billion, up from Tk 153.9 billion in 2007.
A price paid by the poor: Vaccines cost nearly 70 times what they did in 2001
The National - 1/26/2015 9:03:49 AM
Six million lives in the world’s poorest countries could be saved if global leaders respond ... eight, 10 per cent of your health expenditure, which I think would be a good buy as someone who cares about vaccines. “But you can understand that a country ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader in medical ... costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on health care would eventually account for all of the country’s economic output.”
5 rich countries where it’s hard to see a doctor
Life Health Pro - 1/26/2015 10:18:24 PM
Some rich countries' health care systems give the patients ... $3,182 — in New Zealand — to $5,669 — in Norway — in the rest of the world. Growth in U.S. health care spending as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) increased much faster than ...
Strengthen Health Systems To Reduce Premature Deaths
Time - 1/26/2015 6:00:42 PM
Low-income countries, where the world’s poorest one billion live, will spend a measly $14 per person on public health care this year. Not surprisingly, spending just a little more could do a lot of good. Premature death is defined as dying before the ...
Rich countries solved this problem decades ago, but now millions of poor people are dying from it
Quartz - 1/27/2015 7:32:34 PM
This year, industrialized countries will spend $ ... Meanwhile, the world shells out tens of billions a year combating infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, spending which continues to rise. What hardly anyone’s spending on is ...
Want Lower Health Costs? Get Managers to Reduce Stress
Harvard Business School - 1/25/2015 11:59:48 PM
"But traditionally in the US we have not placed a lot of emphasis on the role of workplace stress in the high cost of health care." In recent years, General Motors spent more on health care than it did on steel, and across the country, companies are ...
Health care pressures grow
Japan Times - 1/25/2015 10:16:36 AM
The highest proportion of GNP spent on health care among member countries in the European Union was France, which spent 11.2 percent of GNP. A 2008 comparison of outcomes in terms of longevity and preventable deaths makes it clear that high expenditure ...
Mega health-care event opens tomorrow
Gulf News - 1/25/2015 1:22:42 PM
The four-day event (January 26-29), which is touted as the largest in the Middle East and the second largest in the world, will focus on innovative ... and private sector entities alike. UAE health-care expenditure reached an estimated Dh16.8 billion ...
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 ...
The Female Health Company Receives Orders for 25 Million FC2 from Brazil
Yahoo Finance - 1/26/2015 12:24:15 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO ... the Company's reliance on its international partners in the consumer sector and on the level of spending on the female condom by country governments, global donors and other public health organizations in the global ...
Foreign aid, poverty spending shrinking: PBO
4 - 1/23/2015 12:56:27 PM
including its multibillion-dollar commitment to the health of children and mothers in poor countries. The report says that in the first six months of the last fiscal year, spending on poverty reduction shrunk 23 per cent. It also says Canada's overall ...