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
Y Combinator-Backed CareLedger Aims To Provide Free Medical Care To Employees
TechCrunch - 7/20/2015 11:58:39 PM
The U.S. has one of the most expensive and least functional medical systems in the world, toppling every other country by thousands ... toward lowering health care costs. YC alumni SimplyInsured aims to reduce medical expenditures by analyzing thousands ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
MERRICK, N.Y. — Deirdre Yapalater’s recent colonoscopy at a surgical ... underlying the fragmented health care market in the United States have driven up costs, putting deep economic strains on consumers and the country. Hospitals, drug companies ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has ... As is the case in all the countries with the highest health care expenditures, the Netherlands has an exceptionally strong economy. The country's GDP per capita was estimated at $41,711 ...
For The First Time, Government Programs Make Up The Majority Of U.S. Health Spending
Forbes - 7/29/2015 7:01:39 PM
Historically, our country has relied on employers as the primary source of health insurance. To avoid labor strikes after World War II ... Federal and state health care expenditures and populations served Medicare covers seniors (65+) and some individuals ...
Opinion: Half a Century After Its Inception, What Can Medicaid Teach Us?
NJ Spotlight - 7/30/2015 5:02:57 AM
Research shows that five percent of Medicaid patients drive half the program’s expenditures ... the U.S. spends more than any other country on healthcare, it lags behind much of the developed world in health outcomes, ranking last among the richest ...
Analysis: Health care in Slovakia still lags behind
Balita - 7/27/2015 9:55:49 PM
slovakia is lagging behind the advanced world in terms of life expectancy and quality amid the risk of a rapid rise in the deficit in the health-care sector, the long-term analyses of the health-care sector in slovakia have shown. "Our country is lagging ...
Nigeria: A Little Sunshine
AllAfrica - 7/22/2015 5:41:04 AM
In a country where the health sector is well below world standards, a modest clinic in Lagos is ... The burden of health care financing lies mainly on individuals, with private expenditures equalling 70 percent of total health expenditures and out-of ...
The increasing burden of diabetes in China
Daily News Egypt - 7/27/2015 4:26:32 PM
Today, China has more than 114 million people suffering from the disease, the highest number of any country in the world ... without diabetes of the same age and sex. In addition, health expenditures for people who have had diabetes for 10 or more years ...
Rising Costs Strike at German Competitiveness
Wall Street Journal - 7/26/2015 11:58:42 PM
FRANKFURT—Spiraling German labor costs are starting to undermine the country’s famed competitiveness ... which include wages as well as contributions to social insurance, retirement and health care, among other costs, to rise about 30% over the ...
FEMALE HEALTH : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-Q)
4 Traders - 7/30/2015 9:59:25 PM
An economic analysis of the cost effectiveness of an FC2 HIV/AIDS prevention program conducted by Dr. David Holtgrave, the chairman of the Department of Health Behavior ... around the world. However, the Company is dependent on country governments, global ...
The Cash-Strapped Agency at the Heart of the Iran Deal
The Atlantic - 7/16/2015 11:56:15 PM
Member states are assessed dues based on a scale pegged to each country’s gross national income ... it has potentially harmful real-world implications. Like the IAEA, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been under extreme pressure for several ...
Government expenditures in the EU: hiding national priorities
The Baltic Course - 7/29/2015 8:10:15 AM
However, generally the states’ progress are measured by the governments’ expenditures ... making it the 19 th most prosperous country per person. The European Union (EU) is the world's second most prosperous economy, at $17.61 trillion.
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 ... more knee replacements than any other OECD country. It also has more Caesarean sections and coronary bypass procedures than in most other countries. These procedures and the use of expensive ...
F. Douglas Stephenson: Universal Medicare would improve mental health care
Gainesville Sun - 7/26/2015 12:02:52 PM
Many of these same 29 nations also increased their investment in mental health services while, during the same period, the U.S. slashed its expenditures for psychiatric ... The U.S. is the only advanced country in the world with a health care system ...
Jeb Bush wants to ‘phase out’ Medicare. Here’s what he meant.
Washington Post - 7/23/2015 11:55:06 PM
but with this country's exceptionally expensive health care system. A spokesman tells Bloomberg's Michael C. Bender that Bush didn't mean he believes Medicare should be scrapped entirely. Instead, Bush wants to raise the retirement age and force wealthier ...