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
... 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 ...
Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
theguardian.com - 5/18/2015 4:30:49 PM
The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments ... particularly in poorer countries.” Lord Stern said that even the IMF’s vast subsidy figure was a significant underestimate: “A ...
Fact Sheet: Health Sector Development Programme
The World Bank - 5/20/2015 5:32:52 PM
The World Bank has been a long-standing partner in ... adds further to the challenge. Public spending on health is low in comparison to other countries. Many patients are paying out of their own pockets to access medical services. The high health ...
Humans living longer by six years, report shows
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/18/2015 6:08:03 AM
In some countries, less than five per cent of total government expenditure is on health. According to a statement released yesterday by WHO, by the end of this year if current trends continue, the world will have met global targets for turning around the ...
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 ...
Heard in the Hutong: How Chinese Feel About Health Care Reform
The Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2015 9:20:45 PM
In China’s health care system, as elsewhere in the world, frustrations abound – but authorities ... spending by individuals to less than 30% of all health care spending in the country. But will they succeed? China Real Time hit the streets to find ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes ... the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in 2012.
In Fight Against Ebola, Front-Line Health Workers Risked Their Lives And Never Got Paid
News Week - 5/19/2015 12:47:43 PM
Some of the expenditures were undoubtedly effective ... and as a result, the country remains ever reliant. Sierra Leone’s health system is one of the world’s worst. According to the WHO, the minimum threshold of doctors, nurses and midwives required ...
Low Oil Prices Pressuring Producing Countries
Think Advisor - 5/21/2015 5:21:32 AM
But the effects go farther than the energy sector, into a range of other sectors the health of which depends on the flow ... but that’s not the only reason. The country’s been spending like crazy despite the falling price of oil, with some of its ...
Why one of the wealthiest countries in the world is failing to feed its people
THE CONVERSATION - 5/19/2015 5:16:45 AM
Wendy Wills, an expert in food and public health, defines this as those who are unable to ... instead there are promises to cut public spending by a further £55bn by 2019 (on top of the £35bn cut during the coalition government). We have already seen ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 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 ...
Fossil Fuels Are Subsidized by $10 million a minute, according to IMF study
Earth Island Institute - 5/19/2015 3:32:22 PM
The $5.3 trillion subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments ... particularly in poorer countries.” Lord Stern said that even the IMF’s vast subsidy figure was a significant underestimate ...
World Governments Subsidize the Burning of Fossil Fuels to the Tune of $10 Million a Minute
The Nation - 5/21/2015 6:14:38 PM
According to the comprehensive account in The Guardian that broke the story of a new IMF study, $10 million a minute is how much the world’s governments are spending ... other health effects of local air pollution in the United States and countries ...
Access, Excess, And Medical Transformation: Delivering Durable Health Care In Rural Nepal
Health Affairs - 5/21/2015 2:25:34 PM
From our example, in a district where current per capita expenditure ... for by the World Health Organization. This is even more dramatic than the excess cesarean rates seen in the United States. Even in the most remote parts of the country, non-physician ...
Is the World Cup worth it?
Washington Post - 5/19/2015 5:09:36 AM
stoking anger over government spending on the sporting event. In January, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke returned to Brazil and brushed off concerns over the World Cup’s questionable legacy in the country. “You can always criticize the fact ...