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
... 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 ...
4 rich countries with rock-bottom social care spending
Life Health Pro - 10/8/2015 9:12:12 PM
Two health policy analysts have explored the relationship between health care spending and general social welfare spending in a report on 13 rich countries' health care systems. The analysts, David Squires and Chloe Anderson, have included tables covering ...
These are the 11 countries with the safest banks in the world
The Business Insider - 10/8/2015 6:53:12 AM
The World Economic Forum's recently-released Global Competitiveness Survey offers a bundle of indicators to show the health of a country's institutions. One of those is the perceived safeness of banks. WEF used its executive opinion survey to ask "in ...
Ireland ranks among the top 5 countries in the world to die
Irish Central - 10/8/2015 8:47:44 AM
Ireland has ranked high among the happiest countries in the world, the best countries to travel ... the extensive integration of palliative care into the National Health Service, a strong hospice movement, and deep community engagement on the issue.”
This Foundation Has Provided Eyesight To 4 Million People In Developing Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/8/2015 3:35:45 PM
according to the World Health Organization, but 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. However, access to treatment isn't so simple for many developing countries. A California-based organization, the Seva Foundation, has been ...
Countries at heart of Ebola outbreak see first virus-free week
FOX News - 10/7/2015 8:23:17 PM
DAKAR – The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the U.N. World Health Organisation recognized the outbreak in March 2014, it said on Wednesday. More than 11,000 people have died ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
In many other developed countries, a basic colonoscopy costs just a few hundred dollars and certainly well under $1,000. That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader ... “total spending on health care would ...
The costliest cities for women's health
CBS News - 10/7/2015 4:55:41 PM
Across the country, there are huge price differences for mammograms ... considerations and that delaying preventative care can harm patient health and increase future medical spending." The investigators also looked at the prices of other common medical ...
US health-care spending is high. Results are...not so good
CNBC - 10/8/2015 8:50:43 PM
No other advanced country even comes close to the United States in annual spending on health care, but plenty of those other countries see much better outcomes in their citizens' actual health overall. A new Commonwealth Fund report released Thursday ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
What is Africa's most competitive country?
CNN - 10/8/2015 10:56:35 AM
The World Economic Forum has released its latest ... what the findings show is that consistent growth does not equal competitiveness. Some countries are still behind when it comes to education and health, and that is reflected in their overall scores.
Indonesia’s Health-Care Program Struggles With Its Own Success
Wall Street Journal - 10/8/2015 3:32:46 AM
If the program fails, Indonesia’s growing middle class will curtail such spending ... in a country with an average per capita income of just over $3,500 a year, according to the World Bank. Tens of millions of Indonesians used to go without health ...
At 'Home' in Peru, World Bank Chief Unfazed by Slower Growth
ABC News - 10/7/2015 8:34:36 AM
The same stubborn determination is needed today to weather what economists forecast could be an extended slump in developing countries ... Kim says that spending on health care and education for the poor need to be maintained. The World Bank is prepared ...
Coral reefs endangered by bleaching in global event, researchers say
CNN - 10/8/2015 3:57:14 PM
a visual representation of the health of our seas," said CNN anchor and meteorologist Derek Van Dam. "When coral becomes bleached or white in color, this sensitive ecosystem is negatively impacted, which creates a profound ripple effect on the world's food ...
Report lists best countries to die in
WTOP - 10/8/2015 9:30:41 AM
WASHINGTON — We don’t know when we’re going to go, but barring an accident on vacation we probably know what country it’s going to ... there are more people over 65 in the world than under five, so the health needs of an aging population have ...