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 ...
Age-related spending may knock countries’ credit ratings to junk
CNBC - 5/5/2016 3:30:05 PM
The world's population is aging at an unprecedented ... until 2050 if government did not cut budget deficits or curb public spending on health and pensions. It warned that if countries took no action, more than 25 percent would be downgraded to speculative ...
Failure to tackle age-related spending may lead to worsening credit ratings: S&P
Channel News Asia - 5/5/2016 9:25:01 AM
LONDON: Facing an ageing population and ballooning healthcare and pension bills, governments around the world will have to reform ... and concluded that unless countries implemented reforms to tackle age-related spending, more than a quarter of them ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dengue costs the world whopping $8.9 billion annually, finds study
Firstpost - 5/5/2016 2:47:08 PM
New York: Dengue imposes a whopping $8.9 billion economic burden every year on 141 countries ... independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important ...
Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF
Economic Times - 5/4/2016 6:23:04 PM
ATHENS: Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget ... Minister Dimitris Vitsas said the contingency spending cuts could not be approved under Greek ...
Lower income country patients are at higher risk of dying: New study
Daily News and Analysis - 5/5/2016 9:53:39 AM
It is believed that less than a third of the world population have access to safe, timely and affordable surgery. Only 6% of the 300 million surgical procedures performed each year take place in low or middle-income countries, despite a third of the world ...
Global inequities in health spending expected to intensify over next 25 years
News-Medical - 4/15/2016 1:30:39 PM
Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National spending on ...
Global Spending On Health Is Expected To Increase To $18.28 Trillion Worldwide By 2040
Science 2.0 - 4/14/2016 6:25:19 PM
SEATTLE-- Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National ...
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 ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
Historically, health care spending among ... 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.