Health expenditure, public (% of GDP) - Country Ranking - South America

Definition: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

Source: World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Uruguay 6.11 2014
2 Colombia 5.41 2014
3 Bolivia 4.57 2014
4 Ecuador 4.51 2014
5 Paraguay 4.50 2014
6 Chile 3.85 2014
7 Brazil 3.83 2014
8 Peru 3.32 2014
9 Guyana 3.12 2014
10 Suriname 2.94 2014
11 Argentina 2.65 2014
12 Venezuela 1.54 2014

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Original Source Notes: All the health expenditure indicators refer to expenditures by financing agent except external resources which is a financing source. When the number is smaller than 0.05%, the percentage may appear as zero. In countries where the fiscal year begins in Ju

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual