Healthcare spending is one indicator of the
level of resourcing of a nation's health care system.
Comparing healthcare spending with GDP can indicate the importance of health according to
government policy makers.
To compare priorities for government spending,
comparison should be made with spending in other
areas such as
To gain a better overview of healthcare
resourcing, other resourcing indicators such as
the number of healthcare professionals (
physicians) per capita and
person should be consulted.