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, 2012See also: Health expenditures map
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 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 ...
Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
theguardian.com - 5/18/2015 4:30:49 PM
The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments ... particularly in poorer countries.” Lord Stern said that even the IMF’s vast subsidy figure was a significant underestimate: “A ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
In many other developed countries, a basic colonoscopy costs just a few hundred dollars and certainly well under $1,000. That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader ... “total spending on health care would ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes ... the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in 2012.
Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village
Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
So what do the Sardinians know that our own diet-and-health obsessed country doesn’t ... The cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was the humble bean. One five-country study showed that beans were the only food that predicted a longer ...
Why One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World Is Failing to Feed Its People
Truth Out - 5/22/2015 3:43:07 PM
Wendy Wills, an expert in food and public health, defines this as those who are unable to ... instead there are promises to cut public spending by a further £55bn by 2019 (on top of the £35bn cut during the coalition government). We have already seen ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 PM
But because of its high per capita GDP - the 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. Public funds ...
The mega-travel tours of Chinese direct marketers stun world, draw pride and critique at home
FOX News - 5/22/2015 7:57:50 AM
but back home where some Chinese see them as part of their country's rise on the world stage. They relish the big spending and the warm welcome from host cities. The tours also have drawn sneers for their ostentation at a time when Chinese tourists are ...
Heard in the Hutong: How Chinese Feel About Health Care Reform
The Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2015 9:20:45 PM
In China’s health care system, as elsewhere in the world, frustrations abound – but authorities ... spending by individuals to less than 30% of all health care spending in the country. But will they succeed? China Real Time hit the streets to find ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
The U.S. leads the world in health care research and cancer treatment ... What are some successful models other countries are employing to keep costs down in those areas? Pearson: Spending on almost every area of health care is higher in the United ...
Brazil to trim USD23b from 2015 spending budget
MENAFN - 5/24/2015 9:07:03 AM
(MENAFN) Brazil is set to reduce its 2015 spending budget by an unprecedented USD23 billion in hopes of hitting the government's financial goals for the year, Turkish Weekly reported. According to the country's Minister of Planning, the move comes as an ...
Taiwan uses smartcards and a premium on capital-gains taxes to keep health care affordable
Georgia Straight - 5/21/2015 5:00:04 AM
Its National Health Insurance model was adopted in 1995 borrowing best practices from other countries. At the time of ... costs down to 1.07 percent of all medical expenditures—the lowest rate in the world. This year, the World Health Organization ...
Low Oil Prices Pressuring Producing Countries
Think Advisor - 5/21/2015 5:21:32 AM
But the effects go farther than the energy sector, into a range of other sectors the health of which depends on the flow ... but that’s not the only reason. The country’s been spending like crazy despite the falling price of oil, with some of its ...
World Bank team: Bulgaria could turn the tide to faster, sustainable growth
The Sofia Globe - 5/20/2015 10:19:12 PM
as well as more effective health care, social safety net, and pension systems. Sustainable growth could be achieved by safeguarding macroeconomic stability, but mainly by ensuring social stability in the country. The World Bank ream was led by Regional ...
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 ...