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
The 10 Laziest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/30/2014 11:52:37 AM
Over the past decades, jobs and working hours have become more extended, and work-related calorie expenditure has ... the numbers provided by the World Health Organization, we have made a ranking featuring the ten laziest countries in the world.
Health insurance: Obamacare transforming the industry
Market Intelligence Center - 10/30/2014 9:29:27 AM
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health expenditures account for approximately 18% of the country's annual gross domestic product. The World Health Organization has stated that health care expenditure per person in the United ...
Improving Health Care for Kenya’s Poor
The World Bank - 10/27/2014 11:59:09 PM
In addition, a quarter of total spending on health care comes from out-of-pocket ... reduce this burden,” said Diarietou Gaye, WBG country director for Kenya. “Our collaboration internally in the World Bank Group, and externally with the government ...
Prioritising services key to health spending: Experts
Economic Times - 10/20/2014 10:12:56 PM
NEW DELHI: As India works to provide health insurance to all under National ... which services should be prioritised so that health spending can bring the maximum benefit. "Even the world's richest countries cannot assure all possible health services ...
Mental health spending 'unacceptably low'
ITV - 10/28/2014 5:57:04 AM
It emerged six local authorities did not even have any specific spending plan for public mental health. This is despite the fact mental health problems cost the country an estimated £100 billion each year through lost working days, benefits, lost tax ...
Thailand Medical Tourism Market 2018 Forecasts: 15 Top Countries' Analysis on Visits and Spending in Thailand
Yahoo Finance - 10/28/2014 10:29:05 AM
All the 15 countries in the report have been studied from 2 viewpoints: Medical Tourists Visits in Thailand from the year 2001-2018 and Medical Tourists Spending in Thailand ... and healthcare expertise make it a world leader in medical tourism, while ...
Trajectory of Costs Levels Off, but There Are Many Reasons
New York Times - 10/26/2014 11:24:33 PM
Meanwhile, the growth in health spending has been slowing down around the world, suggesting that the cause may not be something special happening in this country. Those changes in health care delivery are the most likely among all the factors to be related ...
The 10 Least Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/25/2014 8:09:29 AM
Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries ... poverty rates, and expenditures on health and education as a percent of gross ...
Welcome to the World of Volatility
CATO Institute - 10/29/2014 11:56:47 PM
On top of that, weak economic data from the Continent and a spat of surprisingly weak U.S. data moved the world’s stock markets ... The accompanying chart shows that government expenditures in all but five of the countries in the European Union have ...
Ebola’s grim original secret: How capitalism and obscene military spending got us here
Salon - 10/22/2014 12:23:34 PM
Our military spending ... a handful of countries in the world at the time where wild polio transmission still happens. So severe were the potential consequences that in January of 2013 deans of the 12 leading American schools of public health wrote ...
New York City workers get training on Ebola facts, safety as progress continues globally
New York Daily News - 10/20/2014 8:18:24 PM
But there have been no confirmed cases in New York City, which is home to many immigrants from the hardest hit West African countries ... health workers to cover skin and hair completely when dealing with Ebola patients. The old guidelines, based on World ...
New $4.46 million donation to anti-GMO-labeling campaign breaks Oregon record for spending by one side
OregonLive - 10/24/2014 10:19:31 AM
The previous record for spending ... "world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, agronomic support, and services to farmers." The company was founded in 1926 by Henry A. Wallace and currently conducts business operations in 90 ...
NY-21 Congressional District Candidates Discuss Military Spending at Forum Hosted by Carthage H.S. Students
Newzjunky - 10/21/2014 6:01:12 PM
“We need to consistently have strong military spending to make sure that we’re able to, as a country, be a force of ... have higher pay and equal access to health care. “We have not declared war since World War II and yet we live in a perpetual ...
Three days of global military expenditure enough to educate world's children: Kailash Satyarthi
Zee News - 10/21/2014 5:39:44 PM
Appreciating Malala for her courage, he asserted that sustainable peace between India and Pakistan could only be possible if people of both countries ... all the children in the world. That’s less than the world’s military expenditure in three days ...
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 10/12/2014 3:55:52 PM
... world's population living in OECD countries 18% Percentage of the world's total financial resources devoted to health currently spent in OECD countries 84% WHO estimate of minimum spending per person per year needed to provide basic, life-saving ...