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
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.”
Health care pressures grow
Japan Times - 1/25/2015 10:16:36 AM
The highest proportion of GNP spent on health care among member countries in the European Union was France, which spent 11.2 percent of GNP. A 2008 comparison of outcomes in terms of longevity and preventable deaths makes it clear that high expenditure ...
Biosimilars Present Opportunity, Challenge For Developing Countries, UNCTAD Group Says
ip-watch.org - 1/23/2015 1:39:24 PM
UNCTAD has developed an interest in local production of drugs in developing countries since 2005, he said, and in 2008, UNCTAD was named as a stakeholder in the World Health Organization ... and increasing health expenditures, he said in his presentation.
Can Obama clear the air in Delhi, world’s most polluted city?
The News & Observer - 1/25/2015 4:33:00 AM
City Country Pollution parts per million Source: World Health Organization Last year ... In talks, India blames developed nations including the United States for spending the last century polluting the air while building their economies.
Foreign aid, poverty spending shrinking: PBO
4 - 1/23/2015 12:56:27 PM
including its multibillion-dollar commitment to the health of children and mothers in poor countries. The report says that in the first six months of the last fiscal year, spending on poverty reduction shrunk 23 per cent. It also says Canada's overall ...
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 ...
Arab Health Exhibition And Congress 2015 Prepares To Open Its Doors
middleeastevents.com - 1/25/2015 9:19:20 AM
Opening its doors tomorrow, Monday 26th January, to more than 120,000 visitors from around the world ... 40 country pavilions, including the introduction of Bahrain, Indonesia and Thailand. One significant trend of the milestone edition of Arab Health ...
2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss
MENAFN - 1/25/2015 8:14:54 AM
Blatter has acknowledged that the 2022 World Cup cannot be played in its traditional June-July slot as average temperatures in Qatar soar to nearly 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), raising health concerns ... year but heavy spending by governments ...
Vision 2020 still attainable if Government cuts spending, Tun M says
The Rakyat Post - 1/24/2015 8:37:34 AM
Malaysia will still be able to achieve Vision 2020 to become a developed nation if the government is prepared to reduce and be frugal with its spending ... in the western world mourned or cried for them.” Therefore, he urged Muslim countries to remain ...
Money sent home by migrant workers is major economic boost for developing nations, says study
Phys.org - 1/23/2015 11:37:42 AM
Money transfers also have surpassed funding levels provided by international agencies such as the World Bank and the U.S. Agency ... Explore further: Study: Extra income boosts health of elderly in poor countries More information: To view the study visit ...
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 ... levels of healthcare spending (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The declining rate of growth in health care expenditure in the ...
IMF focus on cutting debt over health spending worsened Ebola in Africa: study
Reuters - 12/30/2014 7:55:38 AM
the World Health Organization reported this week. The study did not say how many deaths could have been avoided had the IMF not imposed changes to health spending. Other countries in the region, including Nigeria and Senegal – who also faced cases of ...
World Bank: Slow gov't spending cuts 2014 Phl growth forecast
Philstar - 1/14/2015 2:08:34 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Slower government spending and lower farm production prompted the ... it takes to sustain this high level of growth for many years,” said World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi. “The country is benefiting from low and stable ...
The IMF’s influence on poor countries’ health systems – and Ebola, explained
Washington Post - 1/6/2015 10:20:38 PM
If we consider declarations of governments and rising public health spending trends (from extremely low initial ... in three of the very poorest countries in the world, while they were under IMF-supported programs for extended periods of time, strikes ...