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 ...
Special Report: The World Health Organization's critical challenge - healing itself
Yahoo News - 2/8/2016 12:19:47 PM
Beneath them is a sprawling network of around 150 country offices. Charles Clift, who led a 2014 report for the Centre on Global Health Security at Britain's Chatham House entitled "What's the World Health ... can be seen in WHO spending.
Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health
NPR News - 2/8/2016 10:35:23 PM
We invite our readers to nominate a health issue that deserves urgent attention but has largely been underreported or ignored by the media. We'd suggest focusing on a specific problem in a specific part of the world ... But in poor countries, people ...
The World’s Economy Soared Last Year (or Plunged)
New York Times - 2/8/2016 1:02:44 PM
“Most people believe that the dollar value of global G.D.P. is a critically important indicator of the health ... country it supplanted, South Africa. “It is unfortunate that we have this decline in nominal dollar G.D.P. at a time when it looks like ...
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 ...
Soda Companies Turning to Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Replace Sagging U.S. Soda Sales
Center for Science in The Public Interest - 2/9/2016 2:41:45 PM
A report released today by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest finds that companies are spending ... to countries already struggling to provide health care to their growing populations. The report, Carbonating the World, documents ...
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 ...
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 ...
Markos Kounalakis: The world is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for the next epidemic
Dallas News - 2/8/2016 3:11:35 PM
The object of this strategy game is to achieve biological annihilation of the world ... also a country suffering from a dramatic and ongoing economic downturn, political scandal and unpopular leadership. The last thing it needs is a public health crisis.
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 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 ...
Barack Obama urges Arab countries to set up 'inclusive governments'
Daily News and Analysis - 2/8/2016 5:49:03 PM
"When governments truly invest in their citizens, their education, skills, and health, and universal human rights are upheld, countries are more peaceful, more prosperous and more successful," he told the opening day of the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Lunar New Year celebrations from China, Malaysia and around the world
abc7chicago.com - 2/8/2016 8:02:05 AM
Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday ... Ethnic Chinese people in other countries celebrated the holiday as well. Monday marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey - the ninth animal ...