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 2:37:38 PM
... 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 ...
Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty
MercoPress - 1/6/2017 4:57:44 PM
“The world's most disadvantaged ... do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call ...
Delhi's health system: Inadequate progress for a global city
Science Daily - 1/16/2017 11:55:22 PM
Over the past decade, India has emerged as one of world's most important engines of economic ... In contrast to other BRIC nations, public expenditure on health care as a percent of GDP (1%), is the lowest. Total expenditure (public and private) is just ...
Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country ride
The Seattle Times - 1/18/2017 4:57:49 PM
(AP) — Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering ... Wildlife education center WildCare nursed the raccoons to health, but found they could not release the animals into the wild.
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
Boss of the world's largest recruiter: 'One-off education followed by a career will no longer work'
The Business Insider - 1/19/2017 1:54:41 AM
Modis, The Adecco Group, forecasts a 12% rise in demand for tech workers by 2024 in the US, compared with projected growth of just 6.5% in all other industries, and the World Health Organization ... GTCI 2017 shows that countries that succeed in talent ...
India Is No Longer the World’s Fastest-Growing Large Economy, IMF Says
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 1/16/2017 1:54:04 PM
Still, the downgrades reflect deep uncertainty about India’s economic health since Nov. 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the country—and the world—by declaring ... has driven families to cut back on spending, companies to let go of ...
Trump's Health secretary pick fought to limit coverage in one of America's neediest states
Los Angeles Times - 1/18/2017 10:59:54 AM
Georgia has some of the worst health outcomes in the country ... largest payer for nursing home care in the country. Price’s 2017 budget plan, if enacted, would have cut more than $2 trillion in Medicaid spending over the next decade, reducing federal ...
The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses
Quartz - 12/27/2016 6:49:48 PM
US health care costs are expected to be so high that the country’s health care system would, on its own, comprise the fourth-largest economy in the world. Whether the US is spending all that money wisely is another question. Compared to other wealthy ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
Lowest Health Expenditures Relative To GDP Worldwide
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Using classifications compiled by the World Health Organization, we see that Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is the country with the lowest health expenditures relative to GDP in the world, standing at only 1.8%. This fact was not overlooked by UNICEF ...
Chinese Super League reduces foreign player quota to help curb spending
The Guardian - 1/16/2017 12:28:10 PM
Number who can appear at any given time will be reduced from four to three • High spending on players such as ... crowding out local talent and harming the country’s goal of becoming a global force in world football. The changes include confirmation ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
In the U.S. and Switzerland, which spend the most and third-most on health care, respectively, the government pays less than 65 percent of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at ...