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
... 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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
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 ...
Opaque financing hinders budget reform
Myanmar Times - 7/6/2015 3:22:34 AM
and until 2009 Myanmar was the only country in Southeast Asia where government spending on the military was consistently higher than spending on health and education combined, according to the ADB report published on June 30 titled “Fiscal Management in ...
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 ...
World Zoonoses Day: Rabies 100% Fatal, 100% Preventable
clapway.com - 7/5/2015 8:34:32 PM
Greater efforts need to be put into avoiding canine rabies by vaccinating dogs, health ... spending on human vaccines and lost income for victims of animal bites. Researchers found that the greatest risk of canine rabies is in the poorest countries and ...
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
In low-income countries, children are 12 times more likely to die ... But exactly how much do we spend on health aid, and are we spending intelligently? A new study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, begins to answer ...
Lagos gets $200m World Bank credit
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation is focused on furthering improvements in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures ... such as education and health.
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 ...
One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 7/3/2015 10:52:55 PM
NEW DELHI • Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world’s people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization ... but experts say the country also ...
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 ...
Global Health Partners Have Saved 34 Million Children Since 2000
ReliefWeb - 7/3/2015 9:19:52 PM
More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at ... suffering throughout the world." They see three main ways the scorecard could be used: Countries that receive development assistance ...
How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?
Governing - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
Americans’ health spending per capita topped all other countries in 2010, climbing to $8,362, according to the World Health Organization. The total bill, slightly more than half of which is publically funded, more than doubles that of Japan, Great Britai ...
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 ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
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 least 70 percent of total costs. Many of the countries with the highest expenditure per capita on ...