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
... 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 ...
Sanders Calls for Single Payer Health Care: ‘We Need to Join Rest of Industrialized World’
Mediaite - 6/29/2015 5:06:54 PM
“We need to join the rest of the industrialized world,” Sanders said. “We are the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people as a right, and yet we end up spending much more than they do.” “So I do believe that ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
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 ...
EU stands by crackdown on drug spending in Ireland
FiercePharma - 6/29/2015 2:36:35 PM
The European Commission is standing by its latest attempt to reduce spending on patented ... A recent study from the World Health Organization (WHO) found that it's getting more difficult for European countries to afford meds as pricey new therapies ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
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 ...
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 ...
UK: Another £22 billion in “savings efficiencies” in National Health Service
World Socialist Web Site - 6/30/2015 5:02:44 AM
Addressing an NHS Confederation meeting of top health service managers ... each hospital in the country would be given an estimate of how much it could save and will be ordered to reduce its spending. “Most of these efficiencies are going to take a ...
Ghana and World Bank dialogue of social protection
Ghana News Agency - 6/29/2015 2:43:44 PM
“I am told the idea of a co-ordinated approach to social protection in Ghana was initiated by the World ... spending in general especially with regards to resource allocation and cost of delivering these programmes. She also noted that as a country ...
Saxagliptin Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020, by Persistence Market Research
Medgadget - 6/29/2015 8:41:39 PM
According to World Health Organization (WHO), approximately ... Some of the key driving forces for saxagliptin market in emerging countries are the large pool of patients, increasing healthcare expenditure and rising government funding.
IMF Helping Countries on Health, Social Spending Policies
International Monetary Fund - 7/24/2008 11:57:16 PM
IMF working with countries to improve spending on health, education IMF cooperates with World Bank, UN in fight against HIV/AIDS, other diseases Technical assistance from IMF helps boost efficiency of health spending As nations around the world grapple ...
How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?
Governing - 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 ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
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 ...
Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty
MercoPress - 6/15/2015 5:13:22 AM
A World Health Organization and World Bank ... health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. ”We must expand access to health and protect the ...