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, 2019See also: Health expenditures map
Appendix: Patterns of Government Expenditure by Country Groups
International Monetary Fund - 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: IMF, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 1993. Note: The sums of the components do not necessarily equal the totals because some minor components are not shown. 1 Weighted average of data for Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel ...
Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study
ABCNews - 2/4/2020 8:52:00 PM
MORE: Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs "If we're spending less as a country and covering more people, more people are going to benefit," said Christopher Cai ...
Coronavirus risk upgraded to "very high" by World Health Organization as death toll mounts
CBS News - 2/28/2020 9:39:00 PM
The World Health Organization said the continued increase in cases and countries affected was "clearly of concern ... The man was the first foreigner to have died from the illness after spending time aboard the Diamond Princess. Another five Japanese nationals on the vessel have died and more than 700 others tested positive for the disease.
Trump plays down coronavirus health and economic risks
Alaska Dispatch News - 2/29/2020 4:02:00 AM
"The fact is, I made one decision that was a very important decision, and that was to close our country to a certain area of the world that was relatively heavily infected ... response fund and other sums from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere. The congressional spending bill is expected to be all new money.
As virus spreads, other countries can learn from China
Biloxi Sun Herald - 2/29/2020 4:33:00 AM
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, International health authorities are hoping countries can learn a few lessons from China, namely, that quarantines can be effective and acting fast is crucial. On the other hand, the question before the world is ...
Q&A: Why this Columbus retailer is spending $50M to support Nationwide Children's behavioral health efforts
The Business Journals - 2/28/2020 9:23:00 PM
"I can’t make insurance companies pay the same amount for treatment for an eating disorder as they pay for chemotherapy," the CEO said. "But Big Lots can be part of the societal change."
9 things Americans need to learn from the rest of the world’s health care systems
Vox - 1/30/2020 12:17:00 PM
Health care spending in the Netherlands has also ... The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world; the United States is one of the least. Then you’ve got political ...
Trump Seeks to Halve U.S. Funding for World Health Organization as Coronavirus Rages
Foreign Policy - 2/10/2020 10:57:00 PM
Report: Trump Seeks to Halve U.S. Funding for World ... back spending at a time when the world is facing the threat of a deadly virus in China that has spread in limited numbers to other countries ...
Health should not be a privilege for the rich—the right to health belongs to everyone
ReliefWeb - 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
“When health spending is cut or inadequate ... South Africa now has the largest HIV treatment programme in the world. Countries such as Canada, France, Kazakhstan and Portugal have strong ...
Marc Seigel slams 'bunch of alarmists' at World Health Organization: 'They always overstate the problem’
Fox News - 2/29/2020 12:50:00 AM
Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Seigel criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) as “a bunch of alarmists” Friday ... cited the "continued increase in the number of cases and the number of affected countries" in raising the risk level. “They always overstate the problem and they always make it seem like the world is ...