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 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 ...
The End of the World? In Brazil, It’s Already Here
New York Times - 1/6/2017 7:56:41 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The end of the world has already arrived in Brazil ... It will impose a 20-year cap on all federal spending, including education and health care. The government justified the measure on the grounds that Brazil faces severe budget ...
Letters: Price is wrong steward for country's health care
Philadelphia Daily News - 1/20/2017 2:57:56 AM
Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services ... have the greatest form of government in the world. Shame and disgrace on the area Democrats who choose to boycott this event. If the Russians or any other country tampered with our election process ...
Africa: Kenya Can Lead the Way to Universal Health Care in Africa
AllAfrica - 1/20/2017 12:44:54 PM
According to the World Health Organisation ... declaration committing to allocate 15 percent of their annual government spending on provision of health care. Kenya is one of the countries that is yet to reach the Abuja threshold, but several indicators ...
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 ...
The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses
Quartz - 12/27/2016 6:49:48 PM
US health care costs are expected to be so high that the country’s health care system would, on its own, comprise the fourth-largest economy in the world. Whether the US is spending all that money wisely is another question. Compared to other wealthy ...
Green Bond Giant Awakened by Countries Spending to Save Climate
Bloomberg - 1/19/2017 10:54:33 PM
Governments spending to avert climate change have stirred a green bond ... clean transportation and sustainable agriculture are among the sectors countries could finance with green bonds, which until recently have been the domain of private companies ...
Lowest Health Expenditures Relative To GDP Worldwide
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Using classifications compiled by the World Health Organization, we see that Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is the country with the lowest health expenditures relative to GDP in the world, standing at only 1.8%. This fact was not overlooked by UNICEF ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
Proposal would let employees use tax-free health accounts for fitness costs
The Baltimore Sun - 1/19/2017 1:04:35 AM
"We need to get our country more active ... lifestyles will reduce health care costs by much more in the long run. The World Health Organization reports that future medical spending would decrease by $3.20 for every $1 invested in activity.
Trump's Health secretary pick fought to limit coverage in one of America's neediest states
Los Angeles Times - 1/18/2017 10:59:54 AM
Georgia has some of the worst health outcomes in the country ... largest payer for nursing home care in the country. Price’s 2017 budget plan, if enacted, would have cut more than $2 trillion in Medicaid spending over the next decade, reducing federal ...
Global Economy Weekahead - Trump to get first sign of U.S. economic health
Reuters - 1/20/2017 10:53:22 PM
BRUSSELS Donald Trump's policy plans in his first days in office are likely to dominate headlines in the coming week, but the new president himself will also get a first read-out on the health of the U.S. economy. And for all his call to make American ...
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 ...
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 ...