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 ...
World Bank Albania Country Manager Tahseen Sayed Remarks at the Signing Ceremony of the Albanian Health and System Improvement Project
The World Bank - 3/24/2015 4:31:37 PM
As you may know, we are currently finalizing the World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Framework for Albania ... most associated with widespread informal payments. Public spending in health suffers from inefficiencies and inequities.
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 ...
On World TB Day, Recto asks : ‘What about the Fallen 27,000?’
balita.com - 3/25/2015 11:08:19 AM
438,000 of our people have it, according to the latest World Health Organization ... “Remember, the country is losing approximately P8 billion annually from sickness and deaths due to TB. So this spending has a big socio-economic ROI (return of ...
Exclusive - Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan
Reuters - 3/26/2015 9:01:16 PM
... in December proposed raising spending to 2.5 percent of GDP but did not specify a time period. So health experts were dismayed when the federal budget for the full-year starting April raised the allocation for the country's main health department only ...
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 ...
Budget cuts undermine global health innovations
Science Codex - 3/26/2015 4:54:54 AM
And global health budgets could face another round of automatic spending cuts this fall if President ... for at least 11 percent of the economic growth in the world's low- and middle-income countries. Dropping Our Guard at a Time of Peril and Promise ...
Cigna Global Health Benefits network expands to provide health services & benefits to Canadian expatriates & their families
Stockhouse - 3/25/2015 12:55:41 PM
making it easier for customers to use their benefits wherever they may be in the world. According to a recent study (National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2014) conducted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, in 2012 the private sector ...
Who are the world’s best leaders?
FORTUNE - 3/26/2015 11:42:55 AM
And by not spending excessive amounts of time going to every possible ... a position that is at least somewhat logically inconsistent with its pro-life platform. As reported by the World Health Organization, 289,000 women died during and following ...
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 ...
Singapore Prepares for World Without Lee Kuan Yew
Wall Street Journal - 3/21/2015 11:58:59 PM
SINGAPORE—When Lee Kuan Yew entered the hospital with pneumonia last month, his latest bout of ill health revived an often ... on the wealthy and greater welfare spending, part of a longer-term push to remold the country’s economy and adjust to ...
Pharmacare could save cash: Experts say program could cut drug spending by $7.3B
nanaimodailynews.com - 3/16/2015 1:42:09 PM
It says spending on prescription drugs in Canada could drop by 32 per cent or $7.3 billion if the country adopted a universal public drug plan. The article notes that Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not also have coverage ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...