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 ...
Bloomberg Philanthropies Provides $100M To Improve Health Information In 18 Countries
Forbes - 6/24/2016 1:26:22 PM
“By coordinating global efforts, working with committed countries, and highlighting innovative practices that can be replicated around the world, Data for Health can benefit billions of people,” Mr. Bloomberg added. For more information, click here.
Bangladesh gets $150 million from World Bank for health
Win 98.5 - 6/26/2016 3:51:20 AM
DHAKA (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved $150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh's health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country ... its public spending on health ...
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 ...
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 ...
What does Brexit mean for UK health care?
CNN - 6/25/2016 2:22:27 PM
(CNN)After voting Thursday to leave the European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom now face the consequences, including the potential impact on their health care services ... claimed original citizenship in EU countries. However, the report said ...
UPDATE 1-Mexico cuts spending on Brexit, at ready on rates and peso
Reuters - 6/24/2016 2:37:57 PM
Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said the government would cut spending ... since World War Two. While the divorce from the EU is expected to be negotiated over the next two years, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said that the country has ...
What the subway looks like in 13 different countries around the world
Times Herald-Record - 6/25/2016 11:52:07 AM
Since then, he's been snapping photos of commuters in cities across the world — from Shanghai to London. Instead of glamorous travel photos, Raucher's thoughtful subway images give viewers a gilmpse of what every day life in like in these metropolitan ...
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 ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 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.
Global spending on health is expected to increase to $18.28 trillion worldwide by 2040
Science Daily - 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 June 15, 2016 from ...
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 ...
IMF Helping Countries on Health, Social Spending Policies
International Monetary Fund - 7/24/2008 11:57:16 PM
IMF working with countries to improve spending on health, education IMF cooperates with World Bank, UN in fight against HIV/AIDS, other diseases Technical assistance from IMF helps boost efficiency of health spending As nations around the world grapple ...