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 ...
IOC President: 'No intention" by any countries to pull out of Rio Games over Zika concern
US News and World Report - 2/12/2016 12:50:50 PM
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the ... which has spread across Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Health authorities are ...
Mysterious and fast-moving, Zika virus has world’s health leaders scrambling
Washington Post - 2/13/2016 2:08:23 PM
Global health authorities and government ... As the WHO works to detail the threat to affected countries, some government officials and others are planning for worst-case scenarios. Scientists around the world are scrambling to learn why so many people ...
'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio, IOC president says
ESPN - 2/12/2016 4:39:53 PM
Mike & Mike react to IOC president Thomas Bach saying no countries have any intention to pull out ... which has spread across Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Health authorities are investigating ...
Amid Zika Outbreak, Guillain-Barre Cases On Rise In Latin American Countries
International Business Times - 2/13/2016 2:22:42 PM
Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder known to cause temporary paralysis, was reported on the rise Saturday by the World Health Organization in several countries that have been battling an outbreak of the Zika virus, including Brazil and ...
Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio
Pop & Herald - 2/13/2016 7:56:09 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency last week after the virus spread across dozens of countries and first cases of Zika's sexual transmission emerged. The good news for the athletes is that the Rio games ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian • DATA: download the full spreadsheet
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... the most of any country in the world. By contrast, many countries, including Turkey and India, spend less than $1,000 on health care per person annually. Click here to see the countries spending the most on health care. Health care expenditures cover ...
Zika outbreak believed to cause rise in neurological disorder in Latin American countries
New York Daily News - 2/13/2016 3:12:48 PM
BERLIN — The World Health Organization says a neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus. The world health body in Geneva said in a weekly report Saturday the Guillain-Barre ...
Why is America the best country in the world? It's not
Dallas News - 2/12/2016 2:23:53 PM
In the eyes of the world’s beholders ... as upper class. A country needed to be highly rated for being affordable, friendly, having favorable taxes, a pleasant climate, respect for property rights and a well-developed public health system.
Countries boost efforts to curb Zika, vaccines expected in 18 months
ECNS - 2/14/2016 8:52:14 AM
Many countries have raised their alert levels or boosted their efforts against the Zika virus as scientists race to develop a vaccine for Zika, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says vaccines could come out in at least 18 months. Brazil, the center ...
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 ...
Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika: WHO
Economic Times - 2/13/2016 10:47:57 AM
GENEVA: A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization ... virus now circulating in 34 countries, including 26 in 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 ...