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
On average, OECD countries spent $3,484 per capita on health care. The U.S. also dedicated 17% of its GDP to health care, the highest in the OECD. Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012 ...
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 ...
For World No-Tobacco Day WHO makes a stand against illicit tobacco trade
News-Medical - 5/29/2015 7:28:04 AM
May 31 2015 is World No Tobacco Day and the World ... it will replenish government revenues and allow more spending on health In order for the Protocol to become international law, it must be supported by 40 countries. Currently, only eight countries ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
Health outcomes ... led the developed world in 2012, spending $8,745 per capita on health care. Turkey, by contrast, spent just $984 per capita, the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care ...
Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report
egyptindependent.com - 5/26/2015 1:29:32 PM
According to the Egypt Demographic Health Survey of 2014, awareness against the practice of female genital mutilation (... he world's poorest ... of aid to the poorest countries, and set a timetable to reach the target of spending 0.7 percent of GNI ...
Uganda: New Tool to Monitor Expenditure On Child and Maternal Health
AllAfrica - 5/23/2015 11:55:52 PM
The Ministry of Health has launched a new electronic tool ... He said this has made Uganda trail the world on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators. Countries that signed onto the MDGs agreed to reduce the deaths of children under five years ...
Copernicus Healthcare Releases 'Health, Medicine and Justice: Designing a Fair and Equitable Healthcare System'
Broadway World - 5/27/2015 10:22:14 AM
We lead the world by far in spending, but trail other developed countries in most health outcomes. Our health care is disjointed, not coordinated, and seems to be designed to maximize profits for insurers and health care providers. These two groups usually ...
WHO calls for action against illicit tobacco trade on World No Tobacco Day
MercoPress - 5/29/2015 9:15:26 AM
Those are the key themes of World No Tobacco Day on May 31 when the World ... “Fully implemented, it will replenish government revenues and allow more spending on health.” So far, eight countries have ratified the Protocol, short of the target of ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 PM
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 ...
The Global Armored Vehicles and MRO Market 2015-2025 - Country Analysis Market Profile
MENAFN - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
Key Findings "The Global Armored Vehicles and MRO Market 2015-2025 - Country ... spending patterns including forecasts of Armored Vehicles and MRO spending till 2025 by region. * Gain insight into various defense modernization initiatives around the world.
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 ...
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. The research, which was conducted by the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), compares the healthcare spending ...
South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe investigation
Los Angeles Times - 5/29/2015 1:58:47 AM
The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's support, persuading him and other officials of FIFA, soccer's ruling body, to hold the 2010 World Cup in ... and sadness across a country that now sees one ...
World E-Clinical Trial Technologies Industry
The Business Journal - 5/28/2015 10:38:21 PM
... a Percentage of GDP in Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Table 2: Global Pharma & Biotech R&D Spending by Sector: 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Market Outlook II-3 Table 3: World E-Clinical Trial Technologies ...
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 ...