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
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
we thought it would be interesting to take a step back and see how the US compares to other countries across the world. The US system of health insurance for those who can afford it and state aid for those who can't is very different to the UK's National ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 6/1/2013 11:59:06 PM
“The U.S. just pays providers of health care much more for ... $2,400 anesthesiologist’s charge for her colonoscopy, but many medical experts question why anesthesiologists are involved at all. Colonoscopies do not require general anesthesia ...
World's Rich Countries Hit Brake for Health Spending: OECD
Med India - 11/21/2013 3:54:45 PM
A probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday reveals that a third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and 6.6 ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
pbs.org - 10/22/2012 2:24:52 PM
How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That's how much the U.S. spends per person. Worth it? That figure is more than two-and-a-half times more than most ... Medicare in the U.S. has long pioneered how hospitals are paid, by providing ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 3:20:41 PM
the government pays less than 65 percent of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at least 70 percent of total costs. Many of the countries with the highest expenditure per capita on ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Also Read: Ten Classic American Brands that Are Foreign ... Although smoking rates in Italy did not drop as dramatically in recent years as in other countries, alcohol consumption fell and just 10% of adults were obese, compared with an adult ...
Rich countries slow down health spending - OECD
interaksyon.com - 11/21/2013 12:24:11 AM
PARIS - A third of the world's rich countries cut health spending between 2009 and 2011, according to a probe of 33 advanced economies published on Thursday. Per-capita spending on health fell in 11 of these countries, notably by 11.1 percent in Greece and ...
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 12/5/2013 3:16:41 PM
Country with lowest total spending per person per year on health Eritrea (US$ 12) Country with highest government spending per person per year on health Luxembourg (US$ 6906) Country with lowest government spending per person per year on health Myanmar ...
Japan Joins World Bank’s Universal Health-Care Mission
Wall Street Journal - 12/6/2013 6:25:47 AM
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Health care spending around the world
KSDK - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries that spent the most on health care per capita. However counterintuitive, it is clear that spending more on health care does not result in better health outcomes. Of the top 10 nations with the highest health ...
U.S. Health Spending Breaks From the Pack
New York Times Blogs - 7/7/2009 11:59:44 PM
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released updated historical statistics on health care, showing that health expenditures have risen drastically across the industrialized world. As demonstrated by the mass of ...
Rich countries hit brake for health spending: OECD
Medical Xpress - 11/20/2013 10:58:17 PM
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 6.6 ...
How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?
governing.com - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
Americans’ health spending per capita topped all other countries in 2010, climbing to $8,362, according to the World Health Organization. The total bill, slightly more than half of which is publically funded, more than doubles that of Japan, Great Britai ...
U.S. tops world in health spending, results lag
NBC News - 12/7/2009 11:57:14 PM
The U.S. also underperforms other rich countries in the health of its youngest ... The U.S. was the world's biggest spender on pharmaceuticals, spending $878 per person, with Canada next at $691 per person and the OECD average at $461.
10 Countries Spending The Most On Health Care: 24/7 Wall St.
The Huffington Post - 3/29/2012 6:37:31 PM
the government pays less than 65% of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at least 70% of total costs. Many of the countries with the highest expenditure per capita on ...