Bloomberg took a look at how much 58 governments spend on health care, using the most recently available data. Although the U.S. ranks first on total government spending on health care, it falls to ninth place when costs are calculated on a per capita basis, and sixth when spending is calculated as a percentage of gross domestic product. Total health-care spending is the sum of both public and private expenditures and includes preventive and curative services, family planning, nutrition activities and emergency aid. To view the entire ranking, click here.
Total government spending on health care: $93.8B
Per capita government spending on health care: $2,227.5
2011 Health-care spending as % of GDP: 7.0
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