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 ...
UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call
The Seattle Times - 5/28/2016 1:19:37 AM
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says there is ... The Geneva-based U.N. health agency argued that Brazil is one of almost 60 countries and territories which are reporting transmission of the virus by mosquitoes, and that “people continue ...
Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
FOX News - 5/28/2016 3:14:09 AM
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the ... Among the letter's signatories are experts from more than two dozen countries in fields including public health, bioethics and pediatrics. The letter also noted ...
World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
NPR News - 5/28/2016 6:44:43 PM
The World Health Organization is trying to ease ... "based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 countries in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the ...
World Women’s Health Day: Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cut Breast Cancer Risk
everylifecounts.ndtv.com - 5/28/2016 5:08:40 AM
Breast cancer remains the most common form of malignancy diagnosed in women in developed countries. New York ... us that even people who are at high genetic risk can change their health outlook by making better lifestyle choices such as eating right ...
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 ...
Over 80 percent of world's city dwellers breathe polluted air: WHO
Times of India - 5/28/2016 5:08:40 AM
Over 80 percent of world's city dwellers ... that among the other health complications caused due to the poor air includes diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases. According to the findings, 98 percent of the low-income countries are among poor air quality ...
Global inequities in health spending expected to intensify over next 25 years
News-Medical - 4/15/2016 1:30:39 PM
Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National spending on ...
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 ...
Global spending on health is expected to increase to $18.28 trillion worldwide by 2040
sciencedaily.com - 4/14/2016 2:21:56 PM
"We predict a widening -- not narrowing -- health spending divide among the world's poorest and wealthiest countries. Many countries that ... policymakers to prevent large health financing gaps. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 26, 2016 from www.sciencedaily ...
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 ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 8:22:11 PM
Historically, health care spending among ... 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.