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 ...
The ill health of the nation
The Hindu - 8/30/2016 6:54:56 PM
All these attributes are, once again, strongly borne out by the NHA data, which lay bare the extremely low government spending on health which, at 1.15 per cent of GDP, compares poorly with even Sub-Saharan Africa. There, World Development Indicators say ...
Zika around the world: Where do we stand?
CNN - 8/30/2016 11:16:48 AM
An economic downturn, a failing health care system and inadequate financial support from the mainland makes it difficult for Puerto Rico to fight its epidemic. Other Caribbean countries also continue to battle Zika as their outbreaks continue. The World ...
Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost
PC World - 8/28/2016 11:57:57 PM
Digital transformation may promise critical benefits for the companies undertaking it, but it's also delivering a major boost to IT spending around the world. Purchases on the ... 100 technology categories and 53 countries.
U.N. Health Officials Warn Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable
NPR News - 8/30/2016 9:03:47 PM
We are running out of ways to treat gonorrhea, the World Health Organization ... of Reproductive Health and Research tells the journal Science, "We will have to have new drugs in 5 years, I think." The U.S. government is spending millions of dollars ...
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 ...
The Link Between Health Spending and Life Expectancy: The US is an Outlier
nakedcapitalism.com - 8/20/2016 8:08:14 AM
It should come as no surprise that, with the most fabulously overpriced health care system in the world ... notice that all countries have followed an upward trajectory – the population lives increasingly longer as health expenditure increased.
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 ...
UN health agency: Antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
UN News Centre - 8/30/2016 10:44:00 PM
"Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death,” the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director of Reproductive Health and ...
The Countries With The Lowest Health Expenditures in the World Relative To GDP
worldatlas.com - 6/13/2016 11:55:01 PM
Countries with various economic capacities spend little on health related to their overall GDP, but other geographic and economic factors can help explain this The amount a country can spend on health is directly related to its wealth, but population size ...
Achieving highest health standard, a fundamental right
News Day - 8/31/2016 3:01:42 AM
These challenges are further compounded by three major barriers in accessing healthcare: distance, out of pocket expenditure ... frail. World Health Organisation estimates that 80% of the burden from NCDs now falls on low and middle-income countries ...
India’s total healthcare expenditure at about 4.1% of GDP, among the lowest in the world: OPPI – KPMG report
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 8/20/2016 8:15:23 AM
India’s total healthcare expenditure at about 4.1% of GDP, among the lowest in the world: OPPI – KPMG report ... than most other middle income countries India has also not been able to meet most of the health targets under the Millennium Development ...
Global Spending On Health Is Expected To Increase To $18.28 Trillion Worldwide By 2040
Science 2.0 - 4/14/2016 6:25:19 PM
SEATTLE-- 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 ...
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 August 26, 2016 from ...
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 ...