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
... 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 ...
Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?
The Inquisitr - 6/30/2015 11:53:45 PM
One country has accomplished what the Director-General of the World Health Organization called “one of the greatest ... modest healthcare infrastructure investments, putting the high-spending competition to shame. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 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 ...
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 ...
Lagos gets $200m World Bank credit
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation is focused on furthering improvements in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures ... such as education and health.
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
In low-income countries, children are 12 times more likely to die ... But exactly how much do we spend on health aid, and are we spending intelligently? A new study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, begins to answer ...
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 ...
Global Health Partners Have Saved 34 Million Children Since 2000
ReliefWeb - 7/3/2015 9:19:52 PM
More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at ... suffering throughout the world." They see three main ways the scorecard could be used: Countries that receive development assistance ...
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 ...
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. The research, which was conducted by the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), compares the healthcare spending ...
One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets
Washington Times - 7/1/2015 3:35:39 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) - Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world’s people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization ... say the country also needs to ...
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 ...
India’s healthcare sector to require 74 lakh workforce by 2022: NSDC
Live Mint - 7/2/2015 12:31:20 PM
... comprises about 92% of private expenditure as compared to international average of nearly 50%. With a diverse range of medical services, there are over 11 lakh allied health professionals in the country in the fields of nursing associates, sanitarians ...
What world leaders can do in September to improve the lives of the poorest
EurActiv.com - 7/3/2015 2:10:22 PM
When world leaders will meet in September to adopt ... will be able to cover roughly 75 percent of the total increase in health spending. One challenge with this transition is that some countries will soon be too rich to qualify for the most favorable ...
South Korea to Pump $20 Billion in Economy Hard Hit by MERS
chinatopix.com - 7/3/2015 10:21:18 AM
(Photo : Getty Images/Chung Sung-Jun) South Korean health officials have confirmed ... South Korea in contrast with some European countries. He said that Great Britain and Germany are keeping government spending at the minimum to keep pace with the ...