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, 2014See also: Health expenditures map
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
Six of the countries spending the most on health care spent more per capita ... Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012, health expenditures grew at an annualized rate of 3.9%, largely ...
World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic: WHO
Reuters - 1/23/2017 3:40:18 PM
GENEVA The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic. Different strains of ...
How to fix Ontario health care? First, get rid of Hoskins
Toronto Sun - 1/21/2017 7:03:07 PM
She said: “There are countries in this world, there are many of them ... increases” in federal transfer money didn’t equal corresponding increases in health spending. Not surprisingly, our underperforming Liberal cousin Ontario Health Minister ...
Trump meets world: With his past comments, this could get awkward
CNN - 1/23/2017 8:23:39 AM
Number two -- the countries aren't paying what they're supposed ... is in line with Trump's campaign promise to rethink the US role in the world -- specifically whether it is spending too much money abroad. When he'll see them: British Prime Minister ...
The End of the World? In Brazil, It’s Already Here
New York Times - 1/6/2017 7:56:41 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The end of the world has already arrived in Brazil ... It will impose a 20-year cap on all federal spending, including education and health care. The government justified the measure on the grounds that Brazil faces severe budget ...
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
Countries 'grossly underprepared' for disease outbreaks: Study
United Press International - 1/23/2017 1:45:46 PM
They identified critical problems and made recommendations including strengthening compliance with the International Health Regulations, or IHR, improving outbreak-related research and information sharing, reforming the World Health Organization ...
Editorial: Creighton, others help poorest nations improve health care
Omaha.com - 1/22/2017 12:53:52 AM
The world’s poorest countries have seen “substantial overall advances” on the health care front in recent decades, Brookings concluded. Since 1990, mortality rates for young children worldwide have fallen by more than two-thirds. Ten of the 12 ...
The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses
Quartz - 12/27/2016 6:49:48 PM
US health care costs are expected to be so high that the country’s health care system would, on its own, comprise the fourth-largest economy in the world. Whether the US is spending all that money wisely is another question. Compared to other wealthy ...
Africa: Kenya Can Lead the Way to Universal Health Care in Africa
AllAfrica - 1/20/2017 12:44:54 PM
According to the World Health Organisation ... declaration committing to allocate 15 percent of their annual government spending on provision of health care. Kenya is one of the countries that is yet to reach the Abuja threshold, but several indicators ...
US health officials cancel climate conference; don’t say why
The Seattle Times - 1/23/2017 12:19:52 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s top public health agency has canceled a conference next month ... or other repercussions from Trump officials who may prove hostile to spending money on climate change science, Benjamin said Monday.
WHO: All People, Rich and Poor, Entitled to Good Health Care
Voice of America - 1/23/2017 9:49:33 AM
Chan, however, warns nations must remain vigilant of the many existing health threats and emerging diseases. She urges all countries to keep a close watch over outbreaks of avian influenza in birds and related human cases. She says the world is better ...
Have Increases in Healthcare Spending Led to an Increase In Life Expectancy in America?
vizwiz.com - 1/23/2017 2:57:21 PM
health care expenditure for OECD countries. Everything on it is well documented including the data source. So off I went to get the data for Life Expectancy and Health Care Expenditure from the World Bank. I wanted to rebuild this chart in Tableau.
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 ...