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
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
But who spends the most? We took these statistics from the World Health Organisation, which measure spending and medical infrastructure in nearly 200 countries across the globe. They how huge variations in health funding, depending on where you live ...
WHO to seek Universal Health Coverage in Southeast Asia
Live Mint - 4/23/2014 5:46:48 PM
The World Bank has set a goal to reach UHC by 2030, which is considered central to their objective of ending extreme poverty. India needs to step up public expenditure on health because the out-of-pocket expenditure in the country is one of the highest in ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 6/1/2013 8:31:30 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.”
Ontario needs better value for money in health care
The Star - 4/20/2014 3:38:31 AM
Ontario ranks ninth out of 34 high-income countries on total per capita health-care spending. Yet countries that spend less ... and no jurisdiction in the world has cracked the cost conundrum. Policy-makers face difficult choices on how to improve the ...
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 World Bank, UN in fight against HIV/AIDS, other diseases Technical assistance from IMF helps boost efficiency of health spending As nations around the world grapple ...
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 ...
Study: Mideast Military Expenditures Increasing
Voice of America - 4/23/2014 11:56:02 AM
Iraq and Bahrain are the countries spending the most on its military. According to a recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Saudi Arabia’s military spending increased to $67 billion, making the kingdom the world ...
World Bank, IMF Requirements Stifling Poor Countries' Health Spending
Common Dreams - 5/23/2005 11:56:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are preventing foreign aid from reaching HIV/AIDS programs in the world's poorest countries, according to an assessment appearing in a leading medical journal. The matter ''reveals the dark ...
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 care spending around the world
KSDK - 7/3/2013 8:22:11 PM
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 ...
Where in the world can you get universal health care?
CNN - 6/28/2012 2:19:16 PM
The country commits about 20% of its annual spending to health, which is funded by tax revenues ... a joint partnership between European governments and the World Health Organization. Kuwait's level of health care is comparable to average European ...
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.
Rich countries hit brake for health spending: OECD
Medical Xpress - 11/20/2013 10:58:17 PM
A third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011, according to a probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and 6.6 ...
Africa: Are African Countries Meeting the Health Spending Targets?
AllAfrica - 10/29/2013 10:02:39 AM
the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Macroeconomics and Health estimated that the cost of essential interventions to avoid preventable deaths was $30-40 per capita in 2004, on the basis of spending levels in low-income countries with good ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 2:24:52 PM
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 ...