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, 2012See also: Health expenditures map
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
In addition, annual health spending totaled $6,140 per capita, sixth highest of all countries reviewed and nearly six times the global expenditure of $1,030 per capita. Partly as a result, country residents had among the world’s longest life expectancies ...
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 ...
Canada makes top five of UN's list of world's happiest countries
The Vancouver Sun - 4/23/2015 11:59:49 AM
Take a sweater or something warm if you visit the world’s happiest countries ... Policy makers are also advised to boost spending on more evidence-based treatment for children with mental-health problems. Making treatments more widely available, the ...
WHO worried about lack of enforcement of laws
Ghana Web - 4/25/2015 11:35:58 AM
The World Health Organisation (WHO), has expressed worry about the lack of enforcement of laws governing the manufacturing, distribution and sale of medicines in the country ... on patient outcomes and health expenditures. She called on stakeholders ...
Improve health service to prevent premature deaths
The Economic Times - 4/23/2015 10:58:23 PM
In total, this would reduce deaths in the poor half of the world by another 7 million annually by 2030. This would require increasing health spending from the current 2% of GDP to 5% of GDP. In low-income countries, public health spending will have risen ...
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 ...
China is the world’s fastest-growing market for “vanity” spending
Quartz - 4/23/2015 9:22:20 AM
According to a research note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China leads the world growth in the category of so-called “vanity capital,” which includes spending on jewelry, cars, jets, make up, and health supplements, as well as private schools ...
UK Has 4th Highest Child Mortality And Lowest Funded Health Care In The Western World
Science 2.0 - 4/21/2015 3:29:47 PM
Poorer countries such as Greece and Portugal spend more of their GDP on health than Britain, though to be fair those countries are spending France and Germany's money to do so and the UK is not. Child mortality across the west has gotten much better.
Minister presents health sector medium term expenditure frame work to parliament
Spy Ghana - 4/22/2015 4:11:33 PM
Baryomunsi revealed this while presenting the health sector medium term expenditure frame work (MTEF) 2015/2015, before the parliament committee on health. He explained there was a massive recruitment of health workers country wide in 2013, for health ...
World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward
Washington Post - 4/25/2015 3:43:32 AM
Is it going to play the role in world affairs ... military spending will be cut further to pay down a still-burdensome deficit. Those are cuts that defense experts say Britain can ill afford and that are fast pushing the country out of the circle of ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 ... among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in ...
World Dental Preventive Supplies Industry
The Business Journal - 4/21/2015 3:44:06 PM
World GDP Growth (%) by Country (2012-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Children and Adolescents - A Major Customer Category II-6 Rising Expenditure on Healthcare - A Boon for the Industry II-6 Table 3: Per-Capita Healthcare Expenditure in ...
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 ...
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 ...
India’s Spending Cuts Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services
Asianscientist - 4/16/2015 2:06:49 AM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... of population in the world. The Indian government's current health spending does not reach the ...