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
Study Urges Overhaul in Chinese Health Care
The Wall Street Journal - 7/22/2016 6:55:15 AM
The two-year study conducted by the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and three Chinese ministries found that without an overhaul, health expenditures in China ... to all citizens and says 95% of the country’s population of more than ...
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 ...
Trump says U.S. won’t rush to defend NATO countries if they don’t spend more on military
Washington Post - 7/21/2016 7:42:22 PM
When asked whether he would provide military aid to the Baltic countries if Russia were ... It’s too much, and frankly it’s a different world than it was when we originally conceived of the idea.” Military spending by NATO allies has long been ...
World Bank Urges China Health-Care Reform to Save 3% of GDP
Bloomberg - 7/22/2016 9:04:06 AM
Without such measures, the World Bank projects that health expenditure in China will increase in real ... and avoid creating a "high-cost-low-value" system that is seen in some high income countries, the 200-page summary report says. The report’s ...
OB Amoah slams 'suicidal' World Cup bribe leaks by ministry
Ghana Web - 7/22/2016 8:31:17 PM
Ex-Sports Minister O.B. Amoah has slammed leaks from the ministry as 'suicidal' after claims that the government body secretly briefed journalists that bribes were paid to secure the country's place at the 2014 World ... with its spending when its the ...
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 ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 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 ...
Which country is best for children? Not the United States, study finds.
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/22/2016 6:08:07 PM
The United States has the largest economy in the world ... the economic growth of the country.” The US had its highest category ranking in "Income" at fifth place, but underperformed in areas of of gender equality, health, safety, and environment.
How other countries deal with abortion
Times of India - 7/22/2016 1:07:29 PM
and the health of the fetus, in determining when to perform the termination of a pregnancy? India's Supreme Court is now facing a poser on the issue. Here's a look at how other countries deal with it. Recommended By Colombia
How The World's Sovereign Bonds Stack Up
Seeking Alpha - 7/22/2016 3:37:48 PM
We have turned more positive on most fixed income in a post-Brexit world ... Each country's BSRI score and ranking is based on four factors: Fiscal Space (40%), Willingness to Pay (30%), External Finance Position (20%) and Financial Sector Health (10% ...
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 ...
World Gasket & Seal Market
prnewswire.com - 7/22/2016 2:47:42 PM
LONDON, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Study coverage This report presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market, application and product for six world regions and 15 major countries. Total demand is given for ...
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 ...
The U.S. Lags Far Behind Other Developed Countries In Access To Affordable Abortion
Think Progress - 7/22/2016 10:30:00 AM
These countries are home to 87 percent of the world’s female population of reproductive age ... and abortion coverage was restricted under the recent health reform law,” the report reads. This barrier can often force women to take measures into ...