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 ...
IMF, World Bank policies may share blame in Ebola crisis
Yahoo News - 11/19/2014 3:43:36 AM
According to his research covering 1996-2006, expenditures on health care in countries under IMF programs grew at about half the speed of those not beholden to the Fund. As for the World Bank, health expert Mohga Kamal-Yanni of the anti-poverty group Oxfam ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader in medical ... costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on health care would eventually account for all of the country’s economic output.”
African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
Los Angeles Times - 11/9/2014 11:58:03 PM
Over the last decade, more than half of sub-Saharan countries have either cut the share of government spending devoted to healthcare, or barely increased it, according to World Health Organization data. In Mozambique, healthcare dropped from 15% of the ...
IMS Health Study Forecasts Global Spending on Medicines to Increase 30 Percent by 2018, to $1.3 Trillion
FiercePharma - 11/20/2014 1:29:24 PM
The 21 pharmerging countries that now account for 25 percent of global spending on medicines will ... protecting individual patient privacy, IMS Health uses anonymous healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights.
Rich countries slow down health spending - OECD
interaksyon.com - 11/21/2013 8:23:47 AM
PARIS - A third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011, according to a probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and ...
World’s Drug Bill Will Reach $1.3 Trillion in 2018: Study
Bloomberg - 11/20/2014 4:54:00 AM
China, the world’s second-biggest pharmaceutical ... While new, high-price medicines will drive spending in developed countries, population growth and rising incomes -- and more access to health care -- will raise spending in Africa, Asia and elsewhere ...
Countries Are Spending $88 Billion A Year On Finding New Fossil Fuel Reserves
Think Progress - 11/11/2014 10:33:57 AM
Last year, the think tank found that governments around the world spent $500 billion on fossil fuel subsidies in 2011. This year’s report calls on countries to put a price on carbon and “immediately phase out” spending on fossil fuel exploration ...
International Affairs Indexes and Country Rankings
Council on Foreign Relations - 11/19/2014 4:36:42 PM
Indexes covering topics of health including spending, outcomes, disease occurrence/outbreaks. (2013) from World Vision, ranks each country according to the size of the gap between their health rich and health poor based on life expectancy, personal cost of ...
IMS Health projects increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018
drugstorenews.com - 11/20/2014 1:29:24 PM
The availability of new medicines to patients around the world, however, varies significantly by country and disease ... efforts to provide universal health coverage. More than 80% of the forecasted growth in drug spending will be for non-branded medicines ...
Slowdown in growth of US health expenditure closes gap between US, other high-spending countries
Medical Xpress - 7/1/2014 8:39:40 AM
The USA currently spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world ... high levels of healthcare spending (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The declining rate of growth in health care expenditure in ...
World Drug Bill Will Reach $1.3 Trillion By 2018
States Chronicles - 11/20/2014 6:15:44 PM
The new study on the world drug bill also reveals that the new high prices on medicines will increase the spending in developed countries and will also raise it in countries like Africa. The new study showed that other types of health spending won’t rise ...
Health for American Seniors Better in Some Areas, Worse in Others
US News and World Report - 11/19/2014 7:14:11 PM
Out-of-pocket senior care costs are greater in the U.S. than most first world countries surveyed ... What's Behind the Slowdown in Health Care Costs] Out-of pocket costs were greater in the U.S. than elsewhere, with 21 percent spending $2,000 or more.
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 3/31/2012 11:57:16 PM
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 least 70 percent of total costs. Many of the countries with the highest expenditure per capita on ...
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 ...