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
Health spending is more efficient for men than for women
EurekAlert! - 12/12/2013 8:30:30 PM
The Healthier Societies Initiative is a research program funded by Arnold and Blema Steinberg, which informs the public on health care issues related to increasing costs, health quality and access in Canada and other leading economies. A new website ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
But who spends the most? We took these statistics from the World Health Organisation, which measure spending and medical infrastructure in nearly 200 countries across the globe. They how huge variations in health funding, depending on where you live ...
U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Among Advanced Nations In Efficiency Of Health Care Spending
The Huffington Post - 12/12/2013 4:19:57 PM
Researchers at McGill University and the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed the efficacy of health care systems across the world and found the U.S. ranks 22nd out of 27 high income nations when it comes to increasing life expectancy.
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 6/1/2013 7:05:37 PM
“If you go to the supermarket and there are no prices, how can you make intelligent decisions?” Instead, payments are often determined in countless negotiations between a doctor, hospital ... does not, in part because early lesions may be ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
pbs.org - 10/22/2012 2:24:52 PM
In the United States ... this in other OECD countries? Our data suggests that the U.S. does do more tests than other OECD countries. The U.S. did 100 MRI tests and 265 CT tests for every 1000 people in 2010 -- more than twice the average in other OECD ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 4:17:57 PM
Spending a great deal on health care does not result in a healthier population. Of 34 OECD member countries, only three that spent the most per person have citizens that live the longest. The United States spends more than any other country but has the ...
Rich countries slow down health spending - OECD
interaksyon.com - 11/21/2013 12:24:11 AM
PARIS - A third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011, according to a probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and ...
Health care spending around the world
KSDK - 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 ...
A World of Rising Health Care Costs
New York Times Blogs - 6/27/2013 7:53:31 PM
Public spending on medical services has slowed much more sharply in other countries since the financial crisis hit government budgets around the industrial world. Government health expenditures across the O.E.C.D. grew only 0.1 percent in both ...
Men get more bang for health care bucks
futurity.org - 12/13/2013 3:42:59 PM
The study was part of the Healthier Societies Initiative at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy. The Healthier Societies Initiative is a research program funded by Arnold and Blema Steinberg, which informs the public on health care ...
U.S. Health Spending Breaks From the Pack
New York Times Blogs - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released updated historical statistics on health care, showing that health expenditures have risen drastically across the industrialized world. As demonstrated by the mass of ...
Rich countries hit brake for health spending: OECD
Medical Xpress - 11/20/2013 10:58:17 PM
A third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011, according to a probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and 6.6 ...
How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?
governing.com - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
Americans’ health spending per capita topped all other countries in 2010, climbing to $8,362, according to the World Health Organization. The total bill, slightly more than half of which is publically funded, more than doubles that of Japan, Great Britai ...
Where in the world can you get universal health care?
CNN - 6/28/2012 2:19:16 PM
Brazil Free health care coverage is recognized as a ... The Chilean constitution guarantees rights to health protection. Chileans can opt for public care or get coverage from private health insurance companies. Wealthier citizens can buy ...
10 Countries Spending The Most On Health Care: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 3/29/2012 6:37:31 PM
the government pays less than 65% of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at least 70% of total costs. Many of the countries with the highest expenditure per capita on ...