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
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
Turkey, by contrast, spent just $984 per capita, the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in 2012. According to the report, "Higher health sector prices explain much of the ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
The United States spends about 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, nearly twice as much as most other developed countries. The Congressional Budget Office has said that if medical costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on ...
The Economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Have Been Wrecked by Ebola
Voice News - 12/18/2014 12:34:43 PM
Along with colleague Leonce Ndikumana, Boyce calculated that across the continent, for every dollar spent on debt payments, about 30 cents in public health spending is forgone — a figure that is doubtlessly higher in Ebola hit countries. According to ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst. Despite weak health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health ...
Slowdown in growth of US health expenditure closes gap between US, other high-spending countries
Medical Xpress - 7/1/2014 8:39:40 AM
The USA currently spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world ... levels of healthcare spending (Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The declining rate of growth in health care expenditure in the ...
Countries that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 3/31/2012 11:57:16 PM
While government spending on health care could decline, that will not result in lower health care costs. Based on data published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on global health issues, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries ...
Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending
Channel News Asia - 12/15/2014 12:28:08 AM
As for the buyers, world military expenditure fell in 2013 by 1.9 per cent, mostly dragged down by cuts in the United States and other Western countries, SIPRI said in a previous report published in April. Russia was the third-largest spender in defence ...
Health expenditure around the world
Reuters - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
Health at a Glance 2009, a report by the OECD, shows that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country. Here are some figures on what leading economies spend on health care per capita, both in public and private schemes. The latest ...
How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?
Governing - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
Countries across the globe have attempted to restrain health care costs in recent years, but perhaps nowhere is the problem more apparent than here in the United States. Americans’ health spending per capita topped all other countries in 2010 ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
NewsHour: Let’s start broadly. 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 Most Efficient Health Care Systems In The World (INFOGRAPHICS)
The Huffington Post - 8/30/2013 9:29:25 PM
Absolute cost is total health expenditure, which covers preventive and ... So what can the U.S. learn from the many countries that get more bang for their health care buck? Unsurprisingly, there is no one formula for success when it comes to efficient ...
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 ... the opening of markets to developing countries' exports, and the maintenance of a stable international economic climate that can help developing countries grow.
Africa: Are African Countries Meeting the Health Spending Targets?
AllAfrica - 10/29/2013 10:02:39 AM
The search light is coming from many angles as we move closer to 2015 when a final review will be made on the progress made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although most of the progress analysis on MDGs particularly on spending comes ...
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 12/14/2014 4:25:32 AM
Total global expenditure for health 1 US$ 6.5 trillion Total global expenditure for health per person per year US$ 948 Country with highest total spending per person per year on health United States (US$ 8362) Country with lowest total spending per ...
A World of Rising Health Care Costs
New York Times - 6/27/2013 3:57:17 PM
And in some poor developing countries, it will rise even faster ... But nothing, it seems, will stop public spending on health care from rising.