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
... 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 ...
U.S. Still Behind Other Countries in Effective Health Care Spending
MSN - 10/11/2015 7:57:03 PM
In 2013, the U.S. outspent 13 other high-income countries on medical ... spent $9,086 per capita on health care coverage -- or 17.1 percent of Gross Domestic Product -- in 2013. That was an astounding 50 percent more in spending as a percentage of the ...
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 ...
As world seeks to eradicate polio, Laos suffers vaccine-linked case
FOX News - 10/12/2015 4:28:17 PM
Laos has suffered a case of vaccine-derived polio, the World Health Organization said on Monday ... The WHO said the use of OPV is being scaled down in a phased manner as countries eliminate circulating wild polio virus strains.
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
One in 13 world cancer patients is Indian: US study
Times of India - 10/13/2015 3:05:22 AM
NOIDA: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a unit of US Department of Health ... country. There are also only 347 teletherapy units - where patients are treated using radiation - in the country, against a need of 1,059. There is also need to increase ...
In a world of its own: European luxury
CNBC - 10/13/2015 5:35:41 AM
According to industry body European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), if the European luxury goods industry were a country, it would be ranked the seventh-largest economy in Europe and 20th in the world. The durability of European luxury ...
World briefs: Dutch to say missile took down plane
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/13/2015 4:02:38 AM
Polio kills boy in Laos The World Health Organization reported Monday that an 8-year-old boy in Laos became paralyzed from the polio virus in early September and died five days later. The case is believed to be the first infection in the country since 1993 ...
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 ...
Egypt- Ministry of Health to apply smartcard system in Suez
MENAFN - 10/12/2015 9:47:25 AM
Heart and liver diseases were reported as the top causes of death in Egypt, making up 20.5% of deaths, according to World Health ... should allocate at least 3% of the country's GDP for health sector expenditures to ensure the quality of those facilities.
Angus Deaton of Princeton University wins Nobel Prize for his work on world poverty
New York Daily News - 10/13/2015 8:48:58 AM
He said there are “tremendous health problems among adults and children in India, where there has been a lot of progress.” He noted that half of the children in the country are “still malnourished” and “for many people in the world, things are ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
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 ...
Health expenditure around the world
Reuters - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
Health at a Glance 2009, a report by the OECD, shows that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country. Here are some figures on what leading economies spend on health care per capita, both in public and private schemes. The latest ...
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 ...
65 Nations Unite On 13 October, World Thrombosis Day, To Issue Global Call On Blood Clot Risk Assessment In Hospitals
The Street - 10/13/2015 12:06:25 AM
CARRBORO, N.C., Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 300 medical societies, government health agencies and advocacy organizations in 65 countries have come together ... according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Patient-Safety Program