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
Want to ditch ObamaCare? Let's copy Singapore's health care miracle
FOX News - 11/29/2016 9:24:42 PM
Singapore is the only country in the world that can boast of being in the top five in ... and the United Kingdom. If we could cut our health care spending down to Singapore’s level, we would have annual savings of about 12.2 percent of GDP, or about ...
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 ...
Is Health Care In America Really So Bad?
The Huffington Post - 12/7/2016 11:42:33 AM
This was the most spent for health care by any country in the world. We also spend more than any other country on defense. I think both of these things are good. We should be spending on health care and defense to maintain our way of life which I believe ...
Rohingya Face Health Care Bias in Parts of Asia, Study Finds
New York Times - 12/6/2016 12:41:00 PM
Malaysia and India in recent years than they were in the general populations of those countries. Diarrhea is a leading cause of malnutrition in children under 5, according to the World Health Organization. It can also be life-threatening, especially in ...
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 ...
U.S. health-care tab grows at fastest rate in eight years
Tulsa World - 12/2/2016 2:44:27 AM
The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health-care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients.
Emergence of Industry 4.0 Technologies to Boost the Global IT Spending in Energy Sector Through 2020, Reports Technavio
TMCnet.com - 12/7/2016 5:40:28 PM
Increased spending in public sector projects The public-sector spending in the modernization of the energy sector has increased in the various countries such as the US and the UK. The President's budget in the US has sanctioned USD 32.5 billion for FY2017.
Death toll from Oakland fire akin to 'a third-world country,' Utah fire official says
Deseret News - 12/5/2016 6:32:57 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — As the death toll rises from the fire that gutted Oakland's "Ghost Ship" warehouse, Utah life-safety officials say enforcement of building, health and zoning ... you hear about this in a third-world country. This is really unusual ...
WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago
zerohedge.com - 12/7/2016 5:40:28 PM
While the Middle East oil companies were busy working hard (spending money hand over fist ... Here is a breakdown of the some of the Middle Eastern countries oil consumption: In 1976, Kuwait only consumed 84,000 barrels per day (bd) of its own oil ...
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 ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
Countries With The Highest Expenditures On Medicines As A Percentage Of GDP
worldatlas.com - 8/25/2016 5:03:20 AM
Many countries in the world today have graying populations or baby boomers ... However, in lower-income countries, pharma drug spending makes up for the total spending on health expenditure. The share of GDP expenditure on pharmaceutical drugs is seen ...
Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980–2011
The New England Journal of Medicine - 1/29/2014 11:58:26 PM
This interactive graphic shows the per capita levels of health care spending, over time, by both public and private sectors in the United States and in the countries of the Organization ... news stories from around the world. Radio and television mentions ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
In the U.S. and Switzerland, which spend the most and third-most on health care, respectively, 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 ...