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Economy > Public expenditure > Health expenditure > Public expenditure on health: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total expenditure on health measures the final consumption of health goods and services (i.e. current health expenditure) plus capital investment in health care infrastructure. This includes spending by both public and private sources (including households) on medical services and goods, public health and prevention programmes and administration. Excluded are health-related expenditures such as training, research and environmental health.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 France 8.8% 2009
2 Germany 8.1% 2009
3 Denmark 8% 2009
4 Austria 7.7% 2009
5 Netherlands 7.6% 2009
=6 Iceland 7.5% 2009
=6 Sweden 7.5% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.37% 2009
=8 Norway 7.3% 2009
=8 New Zealand 7.3% 2009
=8 United Kingdom 7.3% 2009
=11 Belgium 7.2% 2009
=11 Portugal 7.2% 2009
=13 Canada 7% 2009
=13 United States 7% 2009
15 Italy 6.9% 2009
16 Switzerland 6.8% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.7% 2009
17 Luxembourg 6.6% 2009
18 Japan 6.5% 2009
19 Finland 6.2% 2009
=20 Spain 6% 2009
=20 Czech Republic 6% 2009
=22 Hungary 5.9% 2009
=22 Australia 5.9% 2009
=22 Ireland 5.9% 2009
25 Greece 5.6% 2009
26 Slovakia 5.1% 2009
27 Poland 4.3% 2009
28 Turkey 4.1% 2009
29 South Korea 3.5% 2009
30 Mexico 2.9% 2009

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