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
On average, OECD countries spent $3,484 per capita on health care. The U.S. also dedicated 17% of its GDP to health care, the highest in the OECD. Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012 ...
Towards Universal Health Coverage
The World Bank - 12/16/2014 10:56:52 AM
Government health spending is estimated to have risen to 30% of the country’s total health expenditure—up from about 20% in 2005—while out-of-pocket payments have fallen to about 59%, dropping from 69% a decade ago. But while these initiatives are a ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader in medical ... costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on health care would eventually account for all of the country’s economic output.”
Some countries have improved healthcare conditions despite minimal spending
Live-PR - 12/18/2014 3:59:19 AM
In particular, for healthcare companies, the rapidly rising spending power of these countries, the evident need for modernization of health facilities, both in urban and rural areas, as well as the opportunities that might exist at "the bottom of the ...
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 ...
Slowdown in growth of US health expenditure closes gap between US, other high-spending countries
Medical Xpress - 7/1/2014 8:39:40 AM
The USA currently spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world ... levels of healthcare spending (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The declining rate of growth in health care expenditure in the ...
The developing world’s changing health challenges
forumblog.org - 12/16/2014 11:04:02 AM
It is an investment that the world’s richest countries can well afford. For example, the United States is the leading contributor of global health aid, which accounted for just 0.23% of US spending in 2013. The returns on that investment have been ...
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 ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 3/31/2012 11:57:16 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Most Efficient Health Care Systems In The World (INFOGRAPHICS)
The Huffington Post - 8/30/2013 9:29:25 PM
In other words, the world's richest country spends more of its money on health care while getting less than almost every ... Absolute cost is total health expenditure, which covers preventive and curative health services, family planning, nutrition ...
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 ... the opening of markets to developing countries' exports, and the maintenance of a stable international economic climate that can help developing countries grow.
Africa: Are African Countries Meeting the Health Spending Targets?
AllAfrica - 10/29/2013 10:02:39 AM
The search light is coming from many angles as we move closer to 2015 when a final review will be made on the progress made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although most of the progress analysis on MDGs particularly on spending comes ...
A World of Rising Health Care Costs
New York Times - 6/27/2013 3:57:17 PM
And in some poor developing countries, it will rise even faster ... But nothing, it seems, will stop public spending on health care from rising.