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
Health Spending Per Capita World Map
Governing - 6/4/2013 3:25:00 AM
Americans' average health spending totaled $8,362 -- the highest in the world. Zoom in and click a country to view totals. Figures are in U.S. dollars at average exchange rate. Data was ...
Trillions in coronavirus spending is putting AOC's favorite economic theory to the test
seattlepi.com - 8/11/2020 8:06:00 PM
Coined by Australian economist Bill Mitchell and popularized recently by Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to fund programs such as the Green New Deal, MMT holds that a country with its own currency can spend almost unlimited sums of money.
Health care spending decreases under single-payer systems: Study
ABCNews - 1/17/2020 6:03:00 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 ...
A Framework for Estimating Health Spending in Response to COVID-19
International Monetary Fund - 7/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
We estimate the additional health spending necessary to treat COVID-19 patients. We expand a Susceptible Infected Recovered model to project the number of people requiring hospitalization, use information about healthcare costs by country, and make ...
The World’s Airports Are Catching Covid, Too
Bloomberg - 8/11/2020 9:22:00 PM
At airports the world over, the pandemic has wrecked a business model that relies on a steady influx of airlines and their free-spending passengers ... passengers with everything from fine dining to health treatments. The crisis “is a great opportunity ...
Covid Stimulus Spending Should Aim to Improve Health-Care Value
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 8/10/2020 1:00:04 PM
Former government officials have a smart, bipartisan proposal to push the payment system away from fee-for-service.
Debt Relief and Public Health Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
International Monetary Fund - 10/31/2015 9:49:00 PM
Under the programs being negotiated by the World Bank and the IMF with countries eligible for debt relief, government spending on public services—such as preventive health care and primary education—that directly affect the poor will increase.
COVID-19 reveals need for Philippines to triple health expenditures—expert
GMA Network - 7/25/2020 1:47:00 AM
Roxas pointed out that in 2018, the total health expenditures in the country increased and amounted to 4.6% of GDP but was still below the ideal spending. Based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, the total health expenditure for that year ...
MARY JANE HAMPTON: Nova Scotia dead last in Public Health spending — and not just by a little bit
The Chronicle Herald - 7/25/2020 9:19:00 AM
According to a 2019 report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Nova Scotia has gone from 5.5 per cent of its health-care expenditures ... mostly in countries that failed to ...
Why is Pakistan spending so much money on defence amid COVID-19?
MSN - 7/1/2020 12:07:00 PM
The Pakistani government does not seem willing to shift its spending priorities ... according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The country reported its first coronavirus case on February ...