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 ...
A price paid by the poor: Vaccines cost nearly 70 times what they did in 2001
The National - 1/26/2015 9:03:49 AM
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.
5 rich countries where it’s hard to see a doctor
Life Health Pro - 1/26/2015 10:18:24 PM
Some rich countries' health care systems give the patients ... $3,182 — in New Zealand — to $5,669 — in Norway — in the rest of the world. Growth in U.S. health care spending as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) increased much faster than ...
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.”
Strengthen Health Systems To Reduce Premature Deaths
Time - 1/26/2015 6:00:42 PM
Low-income countries, where the world’s poorest one billion live, will spend a measly $14 per person on public health care this year. Not surprisingly, spending just a little more could do a lot of good. Premature death is defined as dying before the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mr. President, World’s Worst Air Is Taking 6 Hours Off Your Life
Businessweek - 1/26/2015 12:09:56 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama could lose roughly 6 hours from his expected lifespan after spending three days in India’s capital ... averaged 153 micrograms per cubic meter in 2013, the World Health Organization said in May, citing government data.
The Female Health Company Receives Orders for 25 Million FC2 from Brazil
Yahoo Finance - 1/26/2015 12:24:15 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO ... the Company's reliance on its international partners in the consumer sector and on the level of spending on the female condom by country governments, global donors and other public health organizations in the global ...
Want Lower Health Costs? Get Managers to Reduce Stress
Harvard Business School - 1/26/2015 2:18:47 PM
"But traditionally in the US we have not placed a lot of emphasis on the role of workplace stress in the high cost of health care." In recent years, General Motors spent more on health care than it did on steel, and across the country, companies are ...
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 ...
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.
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
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 U.S. spent $8,233 on health per ...
Novo Nordisk - Curing The World One Dose At A Time
Seeking Alpha - 1/26/2015 2:11:38 PM
Today, almost a hundred years later, Novo Nordisk is headquartered in Denmark, provides jobs for over 40.000 people all over the world, and sells products ... for around 548 billion US dollars in health spending (11% of the total spend worldwide) in ...