Health Expenditure In Relation To GDP
In 2008, European Union countries devoted 8.3% of their GDP on average to health spending (Figure 4.2.1), up from 7.3% in 1998. The ratio of health spending to GDP among European countries in 2008 ranged from around 6% in Cyprus and Romania to more than 11% of GDP in France (Figure 4.2.1). This compares with 16% in the United States. Of the other European countries, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Belgium all allocated more than 10% of their national economies to health spending.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: December 1, 2010