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 ...
India’s Spending Cuts Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services
Asianscientist - 4/16/2015 2:06:49 AM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... of population in the world. The Indian government's current health spending does not reach the ...
Ebola-Hit Countries Call for $8 billion for 'Marshall Plan'
NDTV - 4/17/2015 7:52:13 PM
"Our health systems collapsed, investors left our countries, revenues declined and spending increased." The "Marshall Plan" reference was to the massive US-driven plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. "The Marshall Plan was the consequence of a war.
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 ...
India’s central government cuts health spending
cctv-america.com - 4/17/2015 2:27:07 AM
The Indian government recently cut its health budget by about 10 percent. A cut which is likely to have a further impact on the country’s poor who still ... Afkhami for more on health care around the world. He is a psychiatrist and expert on global ...
Spending cuts in India will hurt already inadequate health services
Medical Xpress - 4/9/2015 10:24:53 PM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... health spending does not reach the much anticipated 2.5% of GDP, which is still well below the World ...
Survey shows Londoners want to spend more on health & education, not weapons
Independent Catholic News - 4/13/2015 8:32:45 PM
Spending on Health and Education at home and overseas came out ... However, I think we will achieve a more secure and safe world by working with other countries to help them develop, tackle climate change and generally reduce the tensions that grow ...
Qatar healthiest country: Report
The Peninsula - 4/12/2015 1:57:15 AM
Among the 10 healthiest countries in the world, Norway came second while Switzerland and ... 77.6 (28th highest), Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 7.0 (44th lowest), Health expenditure per capita: $2,029 (25th highest), Unemployment rate ...
Health spending cuts in India will lead to continued inadequate services: Experts
Webindia 123 - 4/10/2015 8:50:38 PM
A new study has suggested that spending ... health sector into disarray," she argues, adding private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country, most ...
Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World
New York Times Blogs - 4/9/2015 7:11:36 PM
America was first in spending, though.) Countries ranked near the bottom of the pack objected ... But these accounted for less than half of world health loss. Injuries, by contrast, caused 12 percent of health loss — and had just a single W.H.O ...
Prez for urgent hike in health expenditure
Deccan Herald - 4/5/2015 7:37:49 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the country’s public expenditure on health is meagre. “We fare below our BRIC (a grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China) peers on this count as well," he said while inaugurating the Mid-Term Meet 2015 ...
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 ...
Dr. Constantine A. Papas: Escalating costs a threat to U.S. health system
El Paso Times - 4/15/2015 11:54:59 AM
For the same year, the health care cost per capita was $380, and the total cost for the country came ... Cuba's per capita spending on health care is under $500 per year, compared to $9,800 in the United States. But according to "The World Factbook ...
Transcript of World Bank Group President’s Remarks at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings
Spy Ghana - 4/17/2015 3:56:00 PM
My name is John Donnelly; I’m the Communications Advisor to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of The World Bank Group ... strong economic growth; second, countries must invest in people, especially in education and health; and third, countries must ...
The World Bank’s Long War on Peasants
teleSUR - 4/18/2015 2:11:37 AM
This, for the World Bank, is what constitutes “job creation” and “development.” Many cases of land grabbing occur in countries with political instability ... or 62 percent of IFC spending. This allows the IFC to distance itself from development ...