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
Want to ditch ObamaCare? Let's copy Singapore's health care miracle
FOX News - 11/29/2016 9:24:42 PM
Singapore is the only country in the world that can boast of being in the top five in ... and the United Kingdom. If we could cut our health care spending down to Singapore’s level, we would have annual savings of about 12.2 percent of GDP, or about ...
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 ...
Growth in Louisiana health department spending scrutinized
San Francisco Gate - 12/7/2016 1:44:15 PM
which is combing through next year's spending requests. "The numbers, they're just astonishing," said Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge. "I don't know how in the world we can keep that kind of pace up." Health Secretary Rebekah Gee pushed back against the ...
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 ...
World Vision Says Hundreds Affected by Solomon Islands Quake
ABC News - 12/9/2016 5:20:48 AM
She said 20 people were evacuated from a hospital. She said the quake had caused some power failures throughout the country. Micha Maghe, World Vision's water sanitation and health project coordinator in Kirakira, said the quake had been terrifying.
What countries can learn from PISA tests
The Economist online - 12/8/2016 5:17:49 PM
Last week one wag argued that the lesson from PISA is that the rest of the world should use chopsticks ... PISA teaches what does not work. Spending more money, for example, is associated with higher scores, but only in poorer countries.
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 ...
Dealing With Trauma And PTSD In Our World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis
The Huffington Post - 12/9/2016 4:55:09 PM
Looking away, though, is not the solution - neither to us and our conscience nor to the youth and children in Syria, the ones who have to get through each day still, whether or not the world ... country sharing hurt experiences, or a country where mental ...
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 With No Public Health Care
worldatlas.com - 8/10/2016 11:57:49 PM
Paying virtually all of one's health expenses directly is common across much of the developing world. In war-torn ... Many developing countries are paying a large share of the out-of-pocket medical expenditure by the users of the country.
Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980–2011
The New England Journal of Medicine - 1/29/2014 11:58:26 PM
This interactive graphic shows the per capita levels of health care spending, over time, by both public and private sectors in the United States and in the countries of the Organization ... news stories from around the world. Radio and television mentions ...
IMF Survey: 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 ...
Refocus on Health
US News and World Report - 12/6/2016 8:47:46 PM
than the comparison countries. A similar result was obtained by a group of researchers from RAND Europe, which also found a high correlation between social service spending and key health outcomes. Few efforts to assess health care quality focus on what ...
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 ...