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Economy > Public expenditure > Health expenditure > Total 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 United States 15.3% 2009
2 Switzerland 11.3% 2009
3 France 11% 2009
4 Germany 10.6% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10.34% 2009
5 Portugal 10.2% 2009
6 Austria 10.1% 2009
7 Canada 10% 2009
8 Belgium 9.9% 2009
9 Denmark 9.5% 2009
=10 Netherlands 9.3% 2009
=10 New Zealand 9.3% 2009
12 Sweden 9.2% 2009
=13 Greece 9.1% 2009
=13 Iceland 9.1% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9.07% 2009
15 Italy 9% 2009
=16 Australia 8.7% 2009
=16 Norway 8.7% 2009
=18 United Kingdom 8.4% 2009
=18 Spain 8.4% 2009
20 Hungary 8.3% 2009
21 Finland 8.2% 2009
22 Japan 8.1% 2009
23 Ireland 7.5% 2009
24 Slovakia 7.4% 2009
25 Luxembourg 7.3% 2009
26 Czech Republic 6.8% 2009
27 Mexico 6.6% 2009
28 South Korea 6.4% 2009
29 Poland 6.2% 2009
30 Turkey 5.7% 2009

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

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Interesting observations about Economy > Public expenditure > Health expenditure > Total expenditure on health

  • United States ranked first for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • Japan ranked last for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • France ranked first for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst European Union in 2009.
  • All of the top 7 countries by public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health are Christian.
  • Germany ranked second for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • Switzerland ranked first for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst Europe in 2009.
  • All of the top 2 countries by public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health are Cold countries'.
  • Turkey ranked last for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • Ireland ranked third last for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • United Kingdom ranked second last for public expenditure > health expenditure > total expenditure on health amongst English speaking countries in 2009.
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