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 ...
Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy
Sun Sentinel - 7/29/2016 11:26:07 AM
They studied 142 countries representing 93.2 percent of the world's population ... to inactivity by Emory University researchers concluded that 11 percent of health expenditures were associated with inadequate physical activity. By this measure, it ...
Weak Spending by Businesses Hinders 2nd-Quarter Growth
New York Times - 7/29/2016 1:49:17 PM
Consumer spending remained healthy ... industries like software, health care and financial services are also doing well, lifting incomes among white-collar workers. A strong real estate market in many parts of the country and the run-up on Wall Street ...
Which country do you think has the tallest people? No, it’s not the US
Hindustan Times - 7/28/2016 10:51:31 AM
Researchers at Imperial College London used data from around the world to track the height of young adults between 1914 and 2014 in over 200 countries and territories, and linked it with health and quality of life. According to them, Children and teenagers ...
Innovations give African leaders hope malaria can be beaten by 2030
FOX News - 7/28/2016 5:46:41 PM
However Africa remains the world's worst affected region ... their healthcare systems to ensure resources are managed efficiently, Phumaphi said. Member countries of ALMA, which comprises 49 of Africa's 54 states, could do more to cut costs by regularly ...
WHO reports on confirmed Zika cases in 67 countries
PanARMENIAN Network - 7/29/2016 8:05:41 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net - Over sixty states have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission since 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a situation report, according to Sputnik. "As of July 27, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Montel Williams detained by German officials for carrying medical marijuana through airport
New York Daily News - 7/29/2016 11:54:45 AM
"His medical marijuana prescription is legitimate… written by a world class neurologist ... received medical proof of Williams' health condition, he was able to continue on his travels to another European country with his wife for their summer vacation.
These 4 Countries Elected Rookie Heads of State. How’d That Go?
Politico - 7/29/2016 11:04:39 AM
“I have houses all over the world ... continued to embrace the country’s free market policies, which many Guatamalans regard as the source of widespread poverty. He has not made improvements to the state’s crumbling health and educational systems.
Transgender identity is considered a mental illness by WHO. But that may soon change.
The Baltimore Sun - 7/29/2016 9:20:15 PM
According to the World Health Organization, being transgender is a mental illness ... They perform poems related to transgender rights and transphobia all over the country, and are heavily involved in trans activism. Even before this new study, to Vaid ...
How foreclosed homes and used tires can threaten public health in the age of Zika
Washington Post - 7/29/2016 7:11:24 PM
In a globalized economy, the public health implications of sick people getting on airplanes and spreading germs around the world are obvious ... while unwittingly carrying cholera across the country, to the hydropower dams that electrified the South ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
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 ...
Florida health officials confirm four Zika virus cases spread by local mosquitoes
Fox 59 History - 7/29/2016 3:15:11 PM
More than 60 countries and territories are reporting local transmission ... There are more than 400 pregnant women with the virus in the United States. In February, the World Health Organization declared a “public health emergency of international ...