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 ...
Red, white and boobs: American women boast the biggest breasts in the world
New York Daily News - 6/29/2016 4:40:52 PM
The U.S. is the breast country in the world. American women have the biggest boobs across the globe, with the average babe’s bosom measuring a D-cup (which would be an F in European sizes). The Journal of Female Health Sciences busted out this eye ...
The World Bank and Human Rights
New York Times - 6/30/2016 7:31:29 PM
“The World Bank Should Champion Rights” (editorial, June 27) misses the mark. The World Bank Group works every day — in the most difficult parts of the world — to advance the rights of the poor through better health care, education, clean water and ...
Women’s Health Activists Fight Global Abortion Restrictions—by Land, by Sea, and Online
Daily Beast - 6/30/2016 8:54:24 AM
A remote control speedboat would later send even more pills into the country in a coordinated ... pill,” has made it easier for the nonprofit to reach women around the world without having to physically set sail. Women on Web, their sister organization ...
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 ...
Malta among just five countries which give LGBT people equal constitutional rights
Times of Malta - 6/30/2016 11:17:34 AM
founding director of WORLD and dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. "It is crucial for constitutions to guarantee equal rights and protection from discrimination to LGBT individuals in all spheres," she said in a statement. Most countries ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
The Next Big Debate in Health Care
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 6/30/2016 2:59:28 PM
Rising payments for deductibles cause people to use less health care and have played a role in the moderation we have seen in recent years in the growth of health spending ... in health care–once the political world moves on from its focus on the ...
Fight stunting, says World Bank chief
The Hindu - 6/30/2016 2:20:41 AM
The World Bank is recommending that stunting figures from all countries be shared annually at the World Economic Forum, to keep Finance Ministers committed to ensuring that economic progress translated to countries achieving health targets, he said.
Intracranial Pressure Monitors Market to Reach US$ 1.63 Bn by 2023; Led by Consistent Rise in Health Care Spending in Developed Countries - TMR
Yahoo Finance - 6/17/2016 2:24:47 PM
According to the World Heart Federation, sudden rise in the cardiovascular ... The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed that health care spending in the U.S. increased by 5% in 2014 as compared to 3.6% in 2013. This acts as evidence that ...
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 ...
How Malala Yousafzai became a millionaire; and how she’s spending her money
Firstpost - 6/30/2016 10:05:59 AM
Malala Yousafzai first captured the world’s attention when she was attacked by Taliban ... had already made her a figure of some prominence in her home country. But when the Taliban shot her for her speaking openly about the importance of education ...
New laws on abortion set to take effect around the country
The Seattle Times - 6/29/2016 8:26:57 AM
They are part of a raft of laws that are going on the books around the country with the start of the new fiscal ... resource centers” that typically discourage abortions. HEALTH AND FOOD California will no longer allow parents to cite philosophical ...