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 ...
Want to ditch ObamaCare? Let's copy Singapore's health care miracle
FOX News - 11/29/2016 9:24:42 PM
Singapore is the only country in the world that can boast of being in the top five in ... and the United Kingdom. If we could cut our health care spending down to Singapore’s level, we would have annual savings of about 12.2 percent of GDP, or about ...
US Health Spending Grew Especially Fast Last Year
NBC News - 12/2/2016 2:15:49 AM
The annual medical spending report from the federal government shows the country spent $3.2 trillion on health care in 2015, 5.8 percent more than in 2014. This adds up to close to $10,000 per person — $9,990 to be precise, far more per capita than in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Organization lifts Zika emergency, but prepares for a long-term fight
The Celebrity Truth - 12/4/2016 5:48:12 AM
The World Health Organization announced some good news Friday: Zika is no longer considered a public health emergency of global proportions. The Zika virus appeared in Brazil in early 2015 but it quickly spread to nearby countries. Because of the scale of ...
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 ...
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 Expenditure - By Country
www.quandl.com - 11/7/2016 2:19:49 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 ...
Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980–2011
The New England Journal of Medicine - 1/29/2014 11:58:26 PM
This interactive graphic shows the per capita levels of health care spending, over time, by both public and private sectors in the United States and in the countries of the Organization ... news stories from around the world. Radio and television mentions ...
US health care tab grows at fastest rate in eight years
Tulsa World - 12/2/2016 2:44:27 AM
The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health-care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients. We have used your information to see if you ...
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 ...