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
... 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 ...
How close is Greece to leaving the euro? A look at the country's options and what happens next
FOX News - 7/6/2015 3:47:01 PM
There are concerns that rewarding Greek obstinacy will mean it and other indebted countries that need financial assistance will also resist spending cuts and economic ... money into a black hole. The banks' health depends on the government's finances ...
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 ...
Ebola-stricken nations need $700 mln to rebuild healthcare
Yahoo News - 7/7/2015 7:10:26 AM
"Full recovery in the three countries will not happen if we don't strengthen the health system," Kieny told a conference ... one of the lowest rates in the world. Pre-Ebola healthcare expenditure in Liberia and Sierra Leone was little better at $14 and ...
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 ...
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
In low-income countries, children are 12 times more likely to die ... But exactly how much do we spend on health aid, and are we spending intelligently? A new study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, begins to answer ...
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 ...
Lagos gets $200m World Bank credit
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation is focused on furthering improvements in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures ... such as education and health.
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 ...
One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
Rock Hill Herald - 7/1/2015 7:46:11 AM
Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization ... but experts say the country also needs to invest ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...