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 ...
Abortion demand soars in countries hit by Zika outbreak, study finds
The Guardian - 6/22/2016 9:49:49 PM
Women in Latin America, where abortion is often illegal, are seeking online help in unprecedented numbers in response to the virus linked to birth defects Demand for abortions has soared among women living in countries hit by the spread of the Zika virus ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
The group provides medical abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The World Health Organization predicts ... but lawmakers have yet to agree on a spending package. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
Abortion requests surge in countries infested with Zika, Texas study finds
Dallas News - 6/23/2016 7:58:16 AM
Zika, a mosquito-borne illness, can cause severe birth defects and has prompted warnings from the World Health Organization ... In Latin American countries that issued national advisories to pregnant women and where abortion is banned or highly restricted ...
Abortion Rates Soar In Zika-Stricken Countries, As Women Try To Avoid Major Birth Defects
The Frisky - 6/23/2016 3:04:47 AM
Abortion has become a contentious issue in Latin American countries since the conclusion of ... it now poses a substantial health risk to generations of human beings. On a world scale, alarming numbers of pregnant women are affected by Zika, with one ...
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 ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
Overdose deaths overwhelm medical examiners, coroners across country
The Columbus Dispatch - 6/24/2016 2:49:17 AM
"There are many, many parts of the country that have substantial problems," said Dr ... report death investigation data needed to inform lawmakers and monitor public health.
Study: Pro-Abortion Push Prompts Surge in Demand in Zika-Affected Countries
Breitbart News - 6/24/2016 1:52:01 AM
“Zika will inevitably spread to other countries where safe abortion is restricted ... To some extent, statistics show the pro-abortion campaign has been successful. A May World Health Organization study found that the number of women terminating ...
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 ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 PM
Historically, health care spending among ... 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.
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 June 15, 2016 from ...
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 ...