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, 2014See 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 ...
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/6/2015 4:53:53 AM
an editor of the 2015 World Report on Women’s Health that was released at the conference being attended by about 7,000 doctors, midwives, ethicists, cancer, genetics and reproductive health experts from 125 countries. The conference is held once every ...
World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time
CNN Money - 10/5/2015 11:46:05 PM
Global poverty rates are improving thanks to investments in education, health, and social safety nets that ... because of the delay in getting accurate poverty data from the world's least developed countries. Mark Zuckerberg: Internet access can eradicate ...
Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world
CNN - 10/5/2015 7:49:51 PM
Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. Singapore (CNN)It's a world-class teacher's pet -- a straight-A student that's top of the class: Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high-school kids ...
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 ...
US and 11 Pacific Rim countries ink disputed trade deal
Al JAZEERA - 10/6/2015 3:56:37 AM
Together they account for 40 percent of the world trade. The agreement - the largest ... dominated the talks and that the public interest in many countries was being thrown aside. Public health advocates, environmentalists and labour groups are among ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 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 ...
India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
Economic Times - 10/5/2015 9:12:46 AM
WASHINGTON: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country ... health and social safety nets that helped keep people from falling back into poverty. He, however, cautioned that with slowing global economic growth, and with many of the ...
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/5/2015 11:31:46 PM
Together, the countries account for 40 percent of world economic output ... undermining local laws on public health and the environment. But in a statement, the trade ministers in Atlanta said the pact has safeguards that prevent "abusive and frivolous ...
Cancer 'a top health expenditure area, despite advances'
Trade Arabia - 9/22/2015 11:58:31 AM
The WISH report, entitled 'Delivering Affordable Cancer Care: A Value Challenge to Health Systems,' was presented by the World ... countries, it said. The Australian policymakers were informed of the report’s policies to counteract excess spending ...
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 - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 PM
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 ...
Demi Lovato Fights for Mental Health Reform: 'I Went Through Several Years of Pain and Suffering'
People - 10/5/2015 4:43:44 PM
Four years ago, Demi Lovato told the world that ... Speak Up for Mental Health" initiative at the National Council for Behavioral Health's Hill Day in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The "Confident" singer says she believes this country needs "comprehensive ...
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 ...
World poverty to drop below 10% for first time
France 24 - 10/5/2015 8:18:29 PM
The rate of extreme poverty is likely to fall this year to under 10 percent of the global population for the first time, the World Bank said Sunday ... growth rates in developing countries and investment in education, health and other forms of welfare.