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 ...
Health care spending expected to grow faster
Forex Report Daily - 8/2/2015 8:12:40 AM
If the U.S. didn’t already outpace every single developed country on the planet in health spending as a percentage of GDP ... “It’s hard to imagine a world without Medicare and Medicaid“, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M.
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
theguardian.com - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian • DATA: download the full spreadsheet
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 ...
The U.S. Has Unique Ability To Cut Health Care Costs
Forbes - 8/1/2015 11:27:07 AM
The main drivers of higher spending ... via World Bank; data is for 2010-2014 (latest for each OECD country). When it comes to obesity, the U.S. falls from head of the class to dunce position (see chart below). And obesity is hugely important to health ...
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 ...
Improve Your Health by Walking and Standing
capitalwired.com - 8/3/2015 11:10:26 AM
Thus, imagine the beneficial aspects of a long walk in the park each day, instead of spending too much ... “Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline.” While much of Mariel’s writing focuses on US and world news, she is a prolific ...
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 ...
Canadian health spending to increase, leaving country with more debt: report
CTV News - 7/21/2015 11:40:10 AM
OTTAWA -- A new report is warning that the net debt of the country's provinces, territories and municipalities is on an unsustainable path with health spending set to accelerate along with the aging population. The parliamentary budget office estimates the ...
Effect of Greece’s Economic Crisis on Public Health
Counter Punch - 7/28/2015 8:18:36 AM
Government health spending fell 25 percent between 2009 ... Greece, which was one of the countries with the highest rate of physicians per population in the world, has seen a mass exodus of health professionals to rich countries with fewer doctors.
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 ...
Defense spending is wasteful, and it might actually make the US less safe
The Business Insider - 7/23/2015 5:42:52 PM
The United States has been experiencing a century of extreme defense spending, and if we don’t slow down soon, this military spending could prove to be our country’s downfall. The World Bank defines ... spent $1 trillion on health care over the course ...
Nigeria and Domestic Financing for Health
AllAfrica - 7/28/2015 10:41:45 AM
For example, Nigeria is unable to co-fund its 2015 vaccine procurement, the World Bank had to bail ... 15% of their total government expenditure to health. Could all these efforts and progress in other African countries be the same with respect to Nigeria?
Korea's health care subsidies among lowest in OECD nations
Asia One Your Health - 7/23/2015 4:28:18 AM
Only three other countries - the US, Chile and Mexico - had lower government spending on health care expenses than ... economic burden of illness or injury in Korean households. The World Health Organisation states that the provision of adequate financial ...
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 ...