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Health Spending by Country, by % share of GDP
Government vs. Voluntary / Out of Pocket Spending
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Health Spending by Country, by % share of GDP


The chart above shows healthcare spend for each country, allotted by Government (compulsory) spend, and Voluntary (out of pocket) spend.

Which country spends the largest amount of money on healthcare as a percentage of GDP?

The USA is by far the largest spender of healthcare as a percentage of GDP.  In 2019, the US spent 17.3% of its GDP on healthcare, broken down into 8.5% government spending, and 8.8% voluntary / consumer spending.

How much does the UK spend on healthcare?

In 2019, The UK spent the equivalent of  9.7% of its GDP on healthcare. Broken down into 7.7% government spending, and 2% consumer / voluntary spending.

Source

OECD Indicators, Health Care at a Glance


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