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
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 ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
In many other developed countries, a basic colonoscopy costs just a few hundred dollars and certainly well under $1,000. That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader ... “total spending on health care would ...
Improve health service to prevent premature deaths
The Economic Times - 4/23/2015 10:58:23 PM
In total, this would reduce deaths in the poor half of the world by another 7 million annually by 2030. This would require increasing health spending from the current 2% of GDP to 5% of GDP. In low-income countries, public health spending will have risen ...
Daphne Bramham: Canada makes top five of UN's list of world's happiest countries
The Vancouver Sun - 4/23/2015 4:38:59 PM
Take a sweater or something warm if you visit the world’s happiest countries ... Policy makers are also advised to boost spending on more evidence-based treatment for children with mental-health problems. Making treatments more widely available, the ...
World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward
Washington Post - 4/25/2015 3:43:32 AM
Is it going to play the role in world affairs ... military spending will be cut further to pay down a still-burdensome deficit. Those are cuts that defense experts say Britain can ill afford and that are fast pushing the country out of the circle of ...
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 ...
Keeping the old close by
The Straits Times - 4/25/2015 9:58:45 PM
She was very much on my mind when I read recently of a new trend in rich and ageing countries of people sending their elderly relatives across the border to low-cost nursing homes in less developed parts of the world ... 2009 when then Health Minister ...
Meet the eccentric president of Liberland, the world's newest micronation
Carmi Times - 4/25/2015 5:55:22 PM
The president of Liberland, the world's ... said taxes in his country would be voluntary. He insists there will be enough money even if no one pays. "We don’t really care that much, because the government will have very little expenditure," he boasted.
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
Based on a report published by the OECD on global health issues, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries that spent the most on health ... highest in the world in 2012 at nearly $80,000, according to the IMF - total health care expenditure equaled just ...
India’s Spending Cuts Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services
Asianscientist - 4/16/2015 2:06:49 AM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... of population in the world. The Indian government's current health spending does not reach the ...
IMF Helping Countries on Health, Social Spending Policies
International Monetary Fund - 7/24/2008 11:57:16 PM
IMF working with countries to improve spending on health, education IMF cooperates with World Bank, UN in fight against HIV/AIDS, other diseases Technical assistance from IMF helps boost efficiency of health spending As nations around the world grapple ...
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 ...
U.S. health care spending ‘dwarfs’ that of other countries
Politico - 5/3/2012 12:05:15 PM
confirming that “health care spending in the U.S. dwarfs that found in any other industrialized country.” David Squires, senior research associate at The Commonwealth Fund and the primary author of the study, found Norway and Switzerland were a distant ...
U.S. Health Spending Breaks From the Pack
New York Times - 7/8/2009 7:48:00 PM
Despite the fact that the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not ensure that all its citizens have health care coverage, the United States spends a (much) higher percentage of its gross domestic product on health care than its peers.
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The Street - 4/22/2015 6:06:05 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World ... Expenditure in SelectRegions (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16Table 16: Top 20 Countries with ...