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
Age-related spending may knock countries’ credit ratings to junk
CNBC - 5/5/2016 3:30:05 PM
The world's population is aging at an unprecedented ... until 2050 if government did not cut budget deficits or curb public spending on health and pensions. It warned that if countries took no action, more than 25 percent would be downgraded to speculative ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
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 ...
How Americans see our role in the world: By the numbers
Syracuse Post-Standard - 5/5/2016 4:27:21 PM
Fifty-seven percent of Americans want the United States "to deal with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems ... more Americans say U.S. defense spending should be increased instead of cut; 35 percent would raise it, 24 ...
The US outspends every developed country in the world in one area
The Business Insider - 11/4/2015 10:03:05 AM
We're spending more than twice the amount on health care compared to several other countries including Germany, Canada, and France, where actual health outcomes have been better for years. In 2013, the report found, we outspent all other OECD ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... the most of any country in the world. By contrast, many countries, including Turkey and India, spend less than $1,000 on health care per person annually. Click here to see the countries spending the most on health care. Health care expenditures cover ...
Failure to tackle age-related spending may lead to worsening credit ratings: S&P
Channel News Asia - 5/5/2016 9:25:01 AM
LONDON: Facing an ageing population and ballooning healthcare and pension bills, governments around the world will have to reform ... and concluded that unless countries implemented reforms to tackle age-related spending, more than a quarter of them ...
Britain remaining in EU is 'better for the world', says Japanese prime minister
The Guardian - 5/5/2016 2:39:59 PM
It is better for the world that Britain remain in a strong EU ... including what he called “fiscal mobilisation”, or increased public spending, by countries that can afford it. “There is a risk of plummeting into a crisis,” Abe said, urging ...
Pew report: Americans apprehensive about role in world
CNN - 5/5/2016 7:04:50 PM
"The public views America's role in the world ... spending the most (66%). Few Sanders supporters agree (25%), while backers of Clinton are split, with 43% favoring an increase. The Pew report also surveyed what the U.S. should do for other countries.
Wall Street Journal - 5/5/2016 7:26:19 PM
Consumer spending was a strong element of the Australian economy ... facing the test of his political life in mass protests against his government, urged the country’s political rivals Wednesday to unite for the sake of fighting Islamic State.
After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home convinced he was poisoned by ISI
Washington Post - 5/5/2016 12:52:36 PM
Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA’s top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad. In reality, the CIA station chief was so ...
Obamacare isn’t enough: Physicians explain why America needs single-payer universal health care
Raw Story - 5/5/2016 3:37:15 PM
A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system ... high healthcare spending levels in the US, healthcare outcomes are worse than in comparable well-funded countries.
Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF
Economic Times - 5/4/2016 6:23:04 PM
ATHENS: Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget ... Minister Dimitris Vitsas said the contingency spending cuts could not be approved under Greek ...
Global inequities in health spending expected to intensify over next 25 years
News-Medical - 4/15/2016 1:30:39 PM
Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National spending on ...
Global Spending On Health Is Expected To Increase To $18.28 Trillion Worldwide By 2040
Science 2.0 - 4/14/2016 6:25:19 PM
SEATTLE-- Global inequities in health spending are expected to persist and intensify over the next 25 years, according to a new study that estimates total health financing in countries around the world. Published in The Lancet on April 13, 2016 "National ...