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 ...
Eight countries taking action against marketing junk food to kids
The Christian Science Monitor - 6/27/2016 2:48:42 PM
In response to the high levels of junk-food advertising, some countries are taking the issue into their own hands by restricting broadcast advertising and other child-targeted marketing techniques. According to the World Health Organization ...
Abortions Rise In Zika-Affected Countries Despite Illegality And Safety Risks
The Inquisitr - 6/27/2016 5:33:21 PM
Health officials in El Salvador have recommended that women do not get pregnant until 2018. The Zika outbreak is expected to spread to almost every country in the Americas. The World Health Organization predicts that three million to four million people ...
Fiscal showdown: Clinton vs. Trump on spending, taxes and debt
CNN Money - 6/26/2016 11:39:36 PM
One of the starkest is how their proposals would affect the country's fiscal trajectory in terms of spending, taxes and debt ... Trump has proposed one of the world's most costly tax plans. CRFB estimates it will reduce money going into federal coffers ...
The world’s losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning
Washington Post - 6/27/2016 7:10:35 AM
It shows how much real incomes have increased—or not—for the whole world between 1988 and 2008. Now, the way to read this is to imagine that everyone, as in everyone in every country ... by-immigrants National Health Services instead.
Research focuses on health needs of gays, lesbians
CNN - 6/27/2016 3:45:58 PM
Researchers across the country are further investigating ... and sexual orientation-related health disparities in Solano County, it could help inform how to eliminate disparities in the United States and around the world. "Each population has its own ...
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 ...
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 $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
Intracranial Pressure Monitors Market to Reach US$ 1.63 Bn by 2023; Led by Consistent Rise in Health Care Spending in Developed Countries - TMR
Yahoo Finance - 6/17/2016 2:24:47 PM
According to the World Heart Federation, sudden rise in the cardiovascular ... The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed that health care spending in the U.S. increased by 5% in 2014 as compared to 3.6% in 2013. This acts as evidence that ...
Air pollution fourth-largest threat to human health globally
Firstpost - 6/27/2016 4:00:17 PM
Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world's fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high ... continue to fall in industrialised countries and recent signs of decline ...
The World Needs to Boost Infrastructure Spending, but Many Countries Are Cutting Back
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 6/15/2016 11:56:49 AM
The report includes spending on transportation, power, water and telecommunications infrastructure. That’s a daunting gap to fill, particularly at a time when the world’s major economies appear to be in retreat. Many developed country members of the ...
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 ...
World Bank increases support for Bangladesh health sector
Daijiworld - 6/26/2016 4:34:17 AM
It will also help Bangladesh improve public financial management to get more value from its public spending on health. The programme and its predecessors have contributed to a 40 per cent reduction in maternal mortality since 2010, the World Bank said.