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
On average, OECD countries spent $3,484 per capita on health care. The U.S. also dedicated 17% of its GDP to health care, the highest in the OECD. Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012 ...
Some countries have improved healthcare conditions despite minimal spending
Live-PR - 12/18/2014 3:59:19 AM
For their part, pharmaceutical companies have increasingly shown greater interest in investing and selling in emerging markets across the world ... rapidly rising spending power of these countries, the evident need for modernization of health facilities ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader in medical ... costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on health care would eventually account for all of the country’s economic output.”
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 ...
The Economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Have Been Wrecked by Ebola
Voice News - 12/18/2014 12:34:43 PM
The three governments have been forced to boost spending and cut investments ... foreign aid funneling through organizations like the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and individual country donations. The fight against Ebola.
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 ... levels of healthcare spending (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The declining rate of growth in health care expenditure in the ...
IMF policies criticised over Ebola outbreak
Economic Times - 12/22/2014 6:39:13 AM
"In 2013, just before the Ebola outbreak, the three countries met the IMF's economic directives, yet all failed to raise their social spending despite pressing health needs," said Cambridge sociologist and study co-author Lawrence King. The public wage cap ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 3/31/2012 11:57:16 PM
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 expenditure around the world
Reuters - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
Health at a Glance 2009, a report by the OECD, shows that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country. Here are some figures on what leading economies spend on health care per capita, both in public and private schemes. The latest ...
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 ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
Where does the U.S. health care spending stand relative to other OECD countries? Pearson: Whether measured relative to its population or its economy, the United States spends by far the most in the world on health care. The U.S. spent $8,233 on health per ...
The Most Efficient Health Care Systems In The World (INFOGRAPHICS)
The Huffington Post - 8/30/2013 9:29:25 PM
In other words, the world's richest country spends more of its money on health care while getting less than almost every ... Absolute cost is total health expenditure, which covers preventive and curative health services, family planning, nutrition ...
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 ... the opening of markets to developing countries' exports, and the maintenance of a stable international economic climate that can help developing countries ...
Africa: Are African Countries Meeting the Health Spending Targets?
AllAfrica - 10/29/2013 10:02:39 AM
At the global level, the World Health Organization (WHO ... With these challenges of not meeting the health MDGs spending in many African countries, it is important that we continue to spread the message to our leaders and empower civil society ...
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 12/14/2014 4:25:32 AM
... world's population living in OECD countries 18% Percentage of the world's total financial resources devoted to health currently spent in OECD countries 84% WHO estimate of minimum spending per person per year needed to provide basic, life-saving ...