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 ...
India’s Spending Cuts Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services
Asianscientist - 4/16/2015 2:06:49 AM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... of population in the world. The Indian government's current health spending does not reach the ...
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 ...
Ebola-Hit Countries Call for $8 billion for 'Marshall Plan'
NDTV - 4/17/2015 7:52:13 PM
"Our health systems collapsed, investors left our countries, revenues declined and spending increased." The "Marshall Plan" reference was to the massive US-driven plan to rebuild Europe after World War II. "The Marshall Plan was the consequence of a war.
Prez for urgent hike in health expenditure
Deccan Herald - 4/5/2015 7:37:49 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the country’s public expenditure on health is meagre. “We fare below our BRIC (a grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China) peers on this count as well," he said while inaugurating the Mid-Term Meet 2015 ...
Spending cuts in India will hurt already inadequate health services
Medical Xpress - 4/9/2015 10:24:53 PM
Private hospitals will continue to flourish for India's wealthy customers and medical tourists from abroad, but in what is still a largely poor country ... health spending does not reach the much anticipated 2.5% of GDP, which is still well below the World ...
New Study The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 - Country Analysis Market Profile
MENAFN - 4/18/2015 6:00:41 AM
Key Findings "The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 - Country ... spending patterns including forecasts of Military Rotorcraft spending till 2025 by region. * Gain insight into various defense modernization initiatives around the world.
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 ...
Dr. Constantine A. Papas: Escalating costs a threat to U.S. health system
El Paso Times - 4/15/2015 11:54:59 AM
For the same year, the health care cost per capita was $380, and the total cost for the country came ... Cuba's per capita spending on health care is under $500 per year, compared to $9,800 in the United States. But according to "The World Factbook ...
Pranab Mukherjee calls for ‘significant’ increase in health expenditure
thenewsreports.com - 4/6/2015 6:36:23 AM
health services in India still suffer from lack of reach and constraints of quality,” the President said. He further said country’s public expenditure on health is meagre. “We fare below our BRIC peers on this count as well. India’s per capita ...
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 ...
'Significant rise in health expenditure required'
The Hindu - 4/4/2015 11:32:15 AM
India's public expenditure on health was meagre and the country needed an effective, affordable and universal health care system backed by robust infrastructure, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Saturday. “There are 7 hospital beds per 10,000 ...
Global Animal Health Market Outlook to 2018 - Increasing Meat Consumption to Spur Demand for Animal Health Products
Market Watch - 4/15/2015 2:11:00 PM
Additionally, factors such as the rising awareness for pet health worldwide have led to increased expenditure on veterinary care ... Merck was the second largest animal health company in the world with annual sales of USD ~ million and a market share ...
National Public Health - Creating a State of Health
The Miami News-Record - 4/15/2015 10:29:05 AM
Public health touches every person in our country every day. It protects the food we eat ... Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 spending $8,745 per capita on health care, with a rate of obesity of 28.6% ...
World Bank urged to lead ebola money-raising drive
Oneworld - 4/16/2015 5:05:47 AM
The World Bank and other donors must find $1.7bn to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in ebola-affected countries, says a development ... 1.7bn to close the funding gap is based on raising spending to the recommended $86 per capita to achieve ...