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
On average, OECD countries spent $3,484 per capita on health care. The U.S. also dedicated 17% of its GDP to health care, the highest in the OECD. Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012 ...
A price paid by the poor: Vaccines cost nearly 70 times what they did in 2001
The National - 1/25/2015 6:59:09 PM
Six million lives in the world’s poorest countries could be saved if global leaders respond ... eight, 10 per cent of your health expenditure, which I think would be a good buy as someone who cares about vaccines. “But you can understand that a country ...
State contributes only 23pc of expenditure
The Daily Star - 1/14/2015 10:03:59 PM
Two-thirds of the country's healthcare expenditures are made for ... the minimum per-head healthcare expenditure recommended by the World Health Organisation. Total healthcare expenditure in 2012 was Tk 325.1 billion, up from Tk 153.9 billion in 2007.
Health care pressures grow
Japan Times - 1/25/2015 10:16:36 AM
The highest proportion of GNP spent on health care among member countries in the European Union was France, which spent 11.2 percent of GNP. A 2008 comparison of outcomes in terms of longevity and preventable deaths makes it clear that high expenditure ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader in medical ... costs continue to grow unabated, “total spending on health care would eventually account for all of the country’s economic output.”
Mega health-care event opens tomorrow
Gulf News - 1/25/2015 1:22:42 PM
The four-day event (January 26-29), which is touted as the largest in the Middle East and the second largest in the world, will focus on innovative ... and private sector entities alike. UAE health-care expenditure reached an estimated Dh16.8 billion ...
Can Obama clear the air in Delhi, world’s most polluted city?
The News & Observer - 1/25/2015 4:33:00 AM
City Country Pollution parts per million Source: World Health Organization Last year ... In talks, India blames developed nations including the United States for spending the last century polluting the air while building their economies.
Foreign aid, poverty spending shrinking: PBO
4 - 1/23/2015 12:56:27 PM
including its multibillion-dollar commitment to the health of children and mothers in poor countries. The report says that in the first six months of the last fiscal year, spending on poverty reduction shrunk 23 per cent. It also says Canada's overall ...
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 ...
South Korea targets Middle Eastern health tourists
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 1/26/2015 12:14:07 AM
As in the whole country, the top average spend was by health tourists from the UAE, with Kazakhstan the second. The UAE spending was up 370% over 2013 ... percentage of population of any country in the world. Tour operators sell travel deals that combine ...
Arab Health Exhibition And Congress 2015 Prepares To Open Its Doors
middleeastevents.com - 1/25/2015 9:19:20 AM
Opening its doors tomorrow, Monday 26th January, to more than 120,000 visitors from around the world ... 40 country pavilions, including the introduction of Bahrain, Indonesia and Thailand. One significant trend of the milestone edition of Arab Health ...
Dawn - 1/26/2015 2:01:29 AM
Oil slumped almost 50pc last year as the US pumped crude at the fastest rate in more than three decades and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec ... which supply about 40pc of the world’s oil, maintained their collective quota at ...
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 ...
Vision 2020 still attainable if Government cuts spending, Tun M says
The Rakyat Post - 1/24/2015 8:37:34 AM
Malaysia will still be able to achieve Vision 2020 to become a developed nation if the government is prepared to reduce and be frugal with its spending ... in the western world mourned or cried for them.” Therefore, he urged Muslim countries to remain ...
Money sent home by migrant workers is major economic boost for developing nations, says study
Phys.org - 1/23/2015 11:37:42 AM
Money transfers also have surpassed funding levels provided by international agencies such as the World Bank and the U.S. Agency ... Explore further: Study: Extra income boosts health of elderly in poor countries More information: To view the study visit ...