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 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 ...
Health officials outline Zika spending priorities
FOX News - 10/19/2016 11:21:56 AM
WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials outlined on Tuesday how they planned ... The virus has spread to almost 60 countries and territories since the current outbreak was identified last year in Brazil. As of Oct. 12, more than 29,000 cases of Zika infection ...
Health spending pushing low and middle income countries further into poverty
MercoPress - 10/11/2016 1:58:45 AM
WHO and the World Bank Group recommended that countries pursuing universal health coverage should aim to achieve a minimum of 80% population coverage of essential health services, and that everyone everywhere should be protected from catastrophic and ...
Central African Republic worst country in the world for young people – study
Reuters - 10/20/2016 11:09:25 PM
health and other prospects for people aged between 15 and 29. Sub-Saharan Africa continued to have the lowest levels of youth development in the world, despite significant progress in the last five years, the index showed. The 10 countries that score ...
Baltics, fearing Russia, to triple military spending by 2018: report
Reuters - 10/19/2016 6:57:04 AM
VILNIUS Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia intend to triple annual spending on arms and military equipment to ... more than double that when the countries entered NATO in 2004 and the fastest such growth in any region worldwide. "We have seen political ...
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 ...
‘Shortage of psychiatric professionals in country’
The Hindu - 10/20/2016 12:07:52 AM
Nearly five per cent of the Indian population suffers from common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety and the country is short of health professionals to address mental issues, says Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Secretary General of the World ...
Health Expenditure - By Country
www.quandl.com - 10/1/2016 4:29:36 PM
Healthcare spending can reveal how effective a government is administering health care, especially in developing countries. This measure of health is reported by the World Bank. Click on any country name on this page to see a time series of Health ...
Global Health Expenditure Database
WHO - 10/10/2016 11:57:04 PM
The global health expenditure database that ... reports (national health account reports, reports from the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, National Statistics Offices, public expenditure information and reports from the World Bank, the International ...
These countries spend the most on health
weforum.org - 10/10/2016 11:57:04 PM
But which countries spend the most on health? The answer depends on which way the calculation is made. This first chart, based on World Health Organisation data, shows the percentage of total government expenditure that goes towards healthcare. By this ...
Countries With No Public Health Care
worldatlas.com - 8/10/2016 11:57:49 PM
Paying virtually all of one's health expenses directly is common across much of the developing world. In war-torn ... Many developing countries are paying a large share of the out-of-pocket medical expenditure by the users of the country.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
In the U.S. and Switzerland, which spend the most and third-most on health care, respectively, 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 ...