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
When the U.S. funds global health, other countries do too
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 7:59:00 AM
In President Trump’s proposed budget, there’s a $54 billion bump in military spending ... donors and NGOs working in five African countries and the United States. My work included analyzing cross-national health data. I found that African officials ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
Six of the countries spending the most on health care spent more per capita ... Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012, health expenditures grew at an annualized rate of 3.9%, largely ...
The Offender of the Free World
New York Times - 3/28/2017 4:51:44 AM
Trump’s United States of America has become an unserious country, the offender of the free world. The German debt to the United ... tweeted about NATO: “Unlike health care, it’s not that complicated.” NATO is a successful organization dedicated ...
World's once most obese man readies to undergo surgery in Mexico
FOX News - 3/29/2017 2:01:45 PM
Although he remains one of the most obese men in the world, the weight loss gives him an opportunity to undergo surgery with less risk, according to the Center of Gastric Bypass in Mexico. After spending three months under the care of Dr. Jose Castaneda ...
10 Least Obese Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 3/26/2017 2:41:06 PM
The 10 least obese countries in the world are mostly from Asia and Africa. Changing food habits, improving medical care and awareness about one’s health have contributed towards the betterment of public health over the last century. However, obesity has ...
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
What Trump's executive order on climate change means for the world
CNN - 3/28/2017 5:09:03 PM
The order will, among other things, rescind the moratorium on coal mining on US federal lands and initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan initiative: "Without it, the country ... health-harming regulations," said Gambhir. What does it mean for the world?
COMMENTARY: U.S. health care spending and mortality is a complicated issue
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 3/25/2017 8:58:41 AM
Americans seem to be sicker than people in other countries ... the world has actually lowered health-care costs on any sustained basis, absent something like the Greek financial crisis that forces a sudden and drastic reduction in government spending.
Cycling in Minnesota creates thousands of jobs and cuts health-care spending, state report concludes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/28/2017 6:03:19 AM
and tours — also generated significant amounts of tourism and recreational spending statewide. They produced $14.3 million in economic activity in 2015, and an average of $121 dollars a day spent per participant. The health savings are considerable as ...
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Bloomberg - 3/20/2017 12:00:35 AM
Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia rounded out the top five most-healthy countries in the index. The developed world isn’t without its risks — obesity among them. The U.S. placed No. 34 with a health grade of 73.05 out of 100. It's ranking ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
IMF Survey: 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 ...
The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses
Quartz - 12/27/2016 6:49:48 PM
US health care costs are expected to be so high that the country’s health care system would, on its own, comprise the fourth-largest economy in the world. Whether the US is spending all that money wisely is another question. Compared to other wealthy ...
Brookings report assesses health governance capacity in low- and middle-income countries
Brookings - 3/29/2017 2:01:45 PM
For each of these countries, we used 25 indicators to assess health governance capacity in five categories ... investing in healthcare infrastructure, and increasing spending on healthcare in targeted ways.
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 ...