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
How health care works around the world
CNN - 3/17/2017 11:02:42 AM
Figures from the World Bank reflect this ... which is often reimbursed. The Western country spending the most on its health care is the US, which spent 17.1% of its GDP on health care in 2014. Yet a series of factors -- such as a lower life expectancy ...
When the U.S. funds global health, other countries do too
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 7:59:00 AM
In President Trump’s proposed budget, there’s a $54 billion bump in military spending ... donors and NGOs working in five African countries and the United States. My work included analyzing cross-national health data. I found that African officials ...
Mass. sets tougher target for health spending
The Boston Globe - 3/30/2017 3:02:00 AM
It can also require organizations that exceed the spending ... country to pass a law promoting universal health coverage more than a decade ago, which served as a model for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And the state is known around the world ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
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 ...
World's once most obese man readies to undergo surgery in Mexico
FOX News - 3/29/2017 3:56:17 PM
Although he remains one of the most obese men in the world, the weight loss gives him an opportunity to undergo surgery with less risk, according to the Center of Gastric Bypass in Mexico. After spending three months under the care of Dr. Jose Castaneda ...
Free drugs, diagnostics to all in new health policy: Govt
Money Control - 3/29/2017 5:26:21 AM
The new health policy puts forth a ... drugs and diagnostics available to all in the country. "The policy also creates an environment for the private sector to grow and suggest raising the public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of GDP from the present ...
Uganda: Fix Health Service Delivery Gaps to Get Rid of Tuberculosis
AllAfrica - 3/24/2017 8:31:14 AM
Indeed TB threat is endemic in lower and middle income countries ... adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2014, aimed at driving down TB deaths, incidence, and eliminating TB catastrophic expenditures by intervening in the three key areas for ending ...
10 Least Obese Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 3/26/2017 2:41:06 PM
The 10 least obese countries in the world are mostly from Asia and Africa. Changing food habits, improving medical care and awareness about one’s health have contributed towards the betterment of public health over the last century. However, obesity has ...
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 ...
COMMENTARY: U.S. health care spending and mortality is a complicated issue
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 3/25/2017 8:58:41 AM
Americans seem to be sicker than people in other countries ... the world has actually lowered health-care costs on any sustained basis, absent something like the Greek financial crisis that forces a sudden and drastic reduction in government spending.
Medicines should help, not harm, says UN health agency launching global patient safety 'challenge'
UN News Centre - 3/29/2017 9:47:02 PM
According to estimates, the global cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion annually or almost 1 per cent of total global health expenditure ... While low- and middle-income countries are estimated to have similar rates ...
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Bloomberg - 3/20/2017 12:00:35 AM
Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia rounded out the top five most-healthy countries in the index. The developed world isn’t without its risks — obesity among them. The U.S. placed No. 34 with a health grade of 73.05 out of 100. It's ranking ...
World Bank priority gas field in Ghana gets support
United Press International - 3/29/2017 8:10:59 AM
March 29 (UPI) --French engineering company TechnipFMC said it secured a contract to help develop the Sankofa natural gas field offshore Ghana, a field backed by the World Bank ... and large expenditure overruns." The country's expanding oil and gas ...
Cycling in Minnesota creates thousands of jobs and cuts health-care spending, state report concludes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/28/2017 6:03:19 AM
and tours — also generated significant amounts of tourism and recreational spending statewide. They produced $14.3 million in economic activity in 2015, and an average of $121 dollars a day spent per participant. The health savings are considerable as ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 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 ...