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, 2012See 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 ...
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 ...
Spending cuts: Modi puts brakes on his promised universal health care plan
Firstpost - 3/27/2015 6:55:24 AM
... in December proposed raising spending to 2.5 percent of GDP but did not specify a time period. So health experts were dismayed when the federal budget for the full-year starting April raised the allocation for the country's main health department only ...
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 ...
Economist probes the high cost of health care
Phys.org - 3/27/2015 11:13:06 AM
First, it's vital that we have an accurate picture of health spending for the privately insured. For that population, we just don't know what areas of the country are expensive ... So the Miami's of the world, the L.A.'s of the world, and the McAllen ...
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 ...
Who are the world’s best leaders?
FORTUNE - 3/26/2015 11:42:55 AM
And by not spending excessive amounts of time going to every possible ... a position that is at least somewhat logically inconsistent with its pro-life platform. As reported by the World Health Organization, 289,000 women died during and following ...
An Apology from Australia to the Rest of the World is Now Warranted
The Times of Israel - 3/28/2015 7:30:00 AM
In an article headed The Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific, it told its readers how Australia became the dirtiest polluter in the developed world ... happens, spending on welfare has been decreasing as a proportion of GDP for years. As has health spending.
Budget cuts undermine global health innovations protecting against threats like Ebola
Medical Xpress - 3/26/2015 5:19:21 PM
And global health budgets could face another round of automatic spending cuts this fall if President ... for at least 11 percent of the economic growth in the world's low- and middle-income countries. Dropping Our Guard at a Time of Peril and Promise ...
Cigna Global Health Benefits Network Expands To Provide Health Services & Benefits To Canadian Expatriates & Their Families
The Street - 3/25/2015 12:55:41 PM
making it easier for customers to use their benefits wherever they may be in the world. According to a recent study (National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2014) conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, in 2012 the private sector ...
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 ...
The World This Week: Yes, It’s Complicated
Fair Observer - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 PM
During World ... German wages, spending and imports. Some of those extra imports might come from other eurozone countries, who currently have deficits, and this would make the euro… Read more Rumors about the Iranian supreme leader’s health highlight ...
Why Switzerland Has the World's Best Health Care System
Forbes - 4/28/2011 11:57:15 PM
But there are several flaws with this argument: (1) Switzerland is a rich country, and one cannot discount ... by far the lowest in the developed world. By contrast, in 2008, U.S. government spending on health care was 7.4 percent of GDP.
U.S. Health Spending Breaks From the Pack
New York Times - 7/8/2009 7:48:00 PM
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released updated historical statistics on health care, showing that health expenditures have risen drastically across the industrialized world ... than some other countries (namely ...
These Are The 36 Countries That Have Better Healthcare Systems Than The US
The Business Insider - 6/29/2012 2:39:33 PM
12 years ago, the World Health Organization ... task — to rank the world's best healthcare systems. The results became notorious — the US healthcare system came in 15th in overall performance, and first in overall expenditure per capita.