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
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 ...
Innovation, not just money, needed to fix health-care system: Philpott
Vancouver Observer - 8/24/2016 6:19:06 PM
Canada needs innovative solutions to improve home and primary health care so it can match other countries ... by spending less money, Health Minister Jane Philpott says. It's a myth that Canada has the best health-care system in the world, she told the ...
Dr. Manny: American taxpayers should not be only contributors to Clinton's public health fund
FOX News - 8/24/2016 4:10:15 PM
With the number of Zika cases in Florida continuing to rise and public health officials predicting ... on other industrialized countries to contribute to this fund, and tweak it to make it an all-inclusive program. The world already benefits from the ...
A longer commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline
CNN - 8/23/2016 11:13:46 PM
by the Royal Society of Public Health. The average commute time across both countries reached 56 minutes in 2013, with the majority of people spending this time on trains and buses, or inside cars. But, more importantly, spending these extended periods of ...
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 ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
Global Spending On Health Is Expected To Increase To $18.28 Trillion Worldwide By 2040
Science 2.0 - 4/14/2016 6:25:19 PM
SEATTLE-- Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National ...
Venezuelan president promises free houses, cash to Olympians — amid country’s worst economic crisis ever
National Post - 8/24/2016 2:12:44 AM
To be sure, plenty of Olympic athletes around the world reap material ... Despite facing the oil-exporting country’s worst crisis in history, the Venezuelan president said he has also ordered a 50 percent increase in spending on high-performance ...
One of the world’s biggest cities will soon be governed from a jail cell
Washington Post - 8/23/2016 12:43:51 PM
The MQM has run Karachi, Pakistan's commercial capital, for decades and is one of the country's biggest political parties ... and went so far as to call Pakistan itself "a cancer on the world." His ensuing critique of Pakistani media sparked the attack ...
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 ...
World Bank's Kim launches bid for second term as president
Reuters - 8/23/2016 6:31:37 AM
Kim, a global public health expert ... in 1945, the World Bank has been run by an American citizen, while its sister institution, the International Monetary Fund, has traditionally been run by a European. Some emerging market countries had challenged ...
Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight
Gawker - 8/22/2016 3:51:09 PM
spending millions of dollars in secret, and succeeded. That is the only reason. Sponsored The strange and embarrassing thing about being the target of a conspiracy, an actual conspiracy, is that it undermines one’s own understanding of the world.
Tourist spending in UK surges after pound's Brexit slump
The Guardian - 8/22/2016 6:42:57 PM
Chinese tourists’ spending was up just 6% for July, but the country still accounted for the largest portion ... Global Blue, which works with retailers, brands and hotels around the world, said travellers from the US also capitalised on the dollar ...
Global spending on health is expected to increase to $18.28 trillion worldwide by 2040
Science Daily - 4/14/2016 2:21:56 PM
"We predict a widening -- not narrowing -- health spending divide among the world's poorest and wealthiest countries. Many countries that ... policymakers to prevent large health financing gaps. ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 20, 2016 from ...
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 ...