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 ...
What to know about ‘BernieCare,’ Sanders’ health overhaul
The Seattle Times - 11/28/2015 7:28:46 PM
But that doesn’t magically solve the problem. Countries with long-established government-run systems also struggle with their health care spending. THE STATE ROLE States would have some leeway under Sanders’ plan. His office says, for example ...
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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 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 ...
IMS Health: New drugs, more generic use in poor countries to push spending to $1.3T in 2020
Canada - 11/18/2015 9:53:39 AM
The health data firm predicts global spending will increase by ... growth — of medicines around the world. That's because even with rising incomes and much-lower prices in those and other developing countries, most residents can only afford generic ...
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 ...
The many health impacts of climate change
Phys.org - 11/28/2015 10:17:35 AM
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could result in nearly 250,000 deaths per year—an estimated 38,000 from high temperatures, 48,000 deaths from diarrhoea, 60,000 from malaria and 95,000 from malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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 ...
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 ...
Work less, play more: A list of the best countries to work in
Daily News and Analysis - 11/29/2015 3:21:13 AM
After Sweden decided to implement six-hour work days last month, Marisha Karwa decided to find out which are the best countries for worker ants ... So, a Belgian employee is entitled to a spending allowance from the government if/when s/he takes a one ...
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 ...
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 ...