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 ...
Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost
PC World - 8/29/2016 9:19:17 PM
Digital transformation may promise critical benefits for the companies undertaking it, but it's also delivering a major boost to IT spending around the world. Purchases on the ... 100 technology categories and 53 countries.
Achieving highest health standard, a fundamental right
herald.co.zw - 8/29/2016 10:30:52 PM
out of pocket expenditure, harmful traditions and religious beliefs practices. Government should find ways of taking specialist care to all parts of the country, which, fortunately for Zimbabwe, already has a good network of health facilities. Today we ...
Keynote address at a high-level side event on universal health coverage in Africa at TICAD
WHO - 8/25/2016 11:54:21 PM
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the world face-to-face with the consequences ... including poverty caused by catastrophic spending on health care. A commitment to UHC, backed by country-specific plans for implementation gives African countries ...
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 Countries With The Lowest Health Expenditures in the World Relative To GDP
worldatlas.com - 6/13/2016 11:55:01 PM
Countries with various economic capacities spend little on health related to their overall GDP, but other geographic and economic factors can help explain this The amount a country can spend on health is directly related to its wealth, but population size ...
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 ...
World Population Set to Reach 10 Billion by 2053: World Population Data Sheet
Med India - 8/29/2016 11:53:47 AM
This year's edition provides the latest data on 19 key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries.
California high school cross-country team takes shelter dogs on training run
FOX News - 8/29/2016 9:01:59 AM
Combine an animal rescue shelter full of restless dogs in southern California with a high school cross-country team winding down its summer ... So we got them together,” Luis Escobar told Runner’s World. He surprised 14 of his runners with the new ...
Global spending on health is expected to increase to $18.28 trillion worldwide by 2040
Science Daily - 4/14/2016 2:21:56 PM
"We predict a widening -- not narrowing -- health spending divide among the world's poorest and wealthiest countries. Many countries that ... policymakers to prevent large health financing gaps. ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 23, 2016 from ...
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 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 ...
Health Expenditure - By Country
www.quandl.com - 7/31/2016 10:07:59 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 ...
IMF Survey: 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 ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...