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
... 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 ...
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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
In the World
Philadelphia Daily News - 11/24/2015 1:03:58 AM
Ebola, the virus that killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia since the outbreak began in December 2013, is back after the West African country was twice declared ... according to the World Health Organization. - Los Angeles Times
The Fraser Institute: Despite Common Misperceptions, For-Profit Health Care Compatible With Universal Health Care
Benzinga - 11/24/2015 5:28:50 AM
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2015) - Based on the experiences of other countries ... the developed world-systems superior to Canada's in timeliness, accessibility, and outcomes despite similar or lower health expenditures," said ...
UK's Osborne to raise public health spending sooner than expected
Webindia 123 - 11/24/2015 6:18:56 AM
Since 2010 Osborne has cut most areas of public spending to reduce public borrowing, but he increased the National Health Service (NHS) budget by slightly more than inflation. In July he promised to spend an extra 10 billion pounds (15.1 billion dollars ...
David Cameron Says He Will Increase Britain’s Military Spending
New York Times - 11/24/2015 2:22:43 AM
LONDON — In a significant reversal of British government policy, Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Monday to bolster military spending, ending years of ... “vital at a time when the threats to our country are growing.” The announcement ...
The U.S. Can Lead the World to a Climate Agreement
Scientific American - 11/24/2015 3:08:39 PM
In two weeks officials from nearly every country on Earth will gather ... Through our laws and policies the U.S. has shown the world that it is possible to act on climate in ways that protect our citizens’ health and grow the economy at the same time.
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 ...
Ebola flare-up in Liberia stokes fears over health workers' vigilance
Yahoo News - 11/24/2015 12:09:42 PM
Liberia has placed 153 people under surveillance after three Ebola cases emerged on Friday, more than two months after the West African country was declared free ... since it began in December 2013. The World Health Organization's failure to sound the ...
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
Eurek Alert - 11/24/2015 4:05:55 PM
Boston/Toronto - More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries ... world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published in a new study from St. Michael's Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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 ...
China's plastic surgery industry set to become world's 3rd largest
Asia One Your Health - 11/24/2015 10:29:29 AM
If growth continues as expected, China will be the world's third largest market after the United States ... leading to medical disputes and dangers to customers' health and safety, Du said. She cautioned "beauty chasers", people going to South Korea ...
UN Seeks Common European Strategy on Health Care for Refugees
Student Operated Press - 11/24/2015 2:01:14 AM
As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries` medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the ...