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 ...
Lack of exercise runs up $67.5 bn annual health tab: study
Yahoo Finance - 7/27/2016 10:48:32 PM
Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some $67.5 billion (61 billion euros) in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday. The total was divided between $53.8 billion in healthcare spending and $13 ...
Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy
The Baltimore Sun - 7/28/2016 5:32:23 PM
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 ...
Lack of exercise costs world $67.5B and 5M lives a year
FOX News - 7/28/2016 12:03:06 PM
Such inactivity is estimated to cause more than 5 million deaths a year - almost as many as smoking, which the World Health Organization (WHO ... said the costs occur largely in wealthier countries, but as poorer countries develop, so too will the economic ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Euro zone growth halves as France sees sharp slowdown in spending
CNBC - 7/29/2016 8:27:10 AM
The euro zone economy offered a mixed picture of health on Friday with the rate of growth slowing ... and that unemployment in the 19-country bloc was unchanged at 10.1 percent in June. Inflation remained low in July, ticking up 1 percentage point to ...
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 ...
Weak Spending by Businesses Hinders 2nd-Quarter Growth
New York Times - 7/29/2016 12:44:51 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 ...
While the rest of the world got taller, Americans plateaued
The Bulletin - 7/28/2016 7:38:14 AM
A handicapped economy, poor diet or vast inequality can stunt the growth of entire countries. A recent study ... The study team, made up of 800 researchers, worked with the World Health Organization to analyze thousands of previous health and nutrition ...
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 ...