Country Comparison Chartbook - Healthcare Indicators: High Income Group (HIG)

Country Comparison Chartbook - Healthcare Indicators: High Income Group (HIG)


Many years ago government expenditure, particularly in the West, was almost limitless as economies continued to boom. The Great Recession of 2008-09 shook the global financial system to its core and the Governments of many developed economies began to get a much tighter hold of public finances. Healthcare expenditure in the decade since the crash has largely stagnated with Western governments seeking efficiency improvements alongside budget cuts. In the rapidly-expanding Eastern economies however Government investment in healthcare is set to increase as economies mature and citizens begin to demand a better provision of public services and a greater quality of life.

Also included is an Excel workbook which contains the raw data used in the creation of the chartbook. Data for all referenced countries is included and covers historical data from 2000 to 2015 with forecasts to 2025. This data, extracted in a raw form, is ideal for deeper analysis and manipulation.

Key Highlights

  • As a percentage of GDP, healthcare expenditure is highest in The United States, at approximately 16%.
  • The United States has the highest level of private expenditure per capita, while the lowest level occurs in South Korea.
  • The United States is the most obese nation in the group, where approximately 36% of the population is classed as obese.
  • Identifies the major economies within each group by real GDP.
  • Discusses how healthcare expenditure varies between each country.
  • Discusses how this variation can affect access to doctors and provision of hospital beds.
  • Identifies obesity rates within the group, discussing the reasons behind the variations or lack thereof.
  • Discusses what effect increased healthcare expenditure - if any - has on obesity within a population.
  • Provides obesity and smoking rates over time, discussing if links between the two exist.
  • Provides country-specific breakdowns, detailing healthcare expenditure (private vs. public in addition to the total), how life expectancies have changed over time in relation to increased investment in healthcare, a breakdown of the medical workforce alongside other indicators.
Reasons to buy
  • How high is private expenditure on healthcare?
  • How high is healthcare expenditure as a percentage of national GDP?
  • How many doctors and beds are available in the population?
  • How common place is obesity and smoking, and how do shifts in their prevalence correlate over time?
  • How - if at all - does healthcare expenditure impact on obesity rates?
  • Is there a relationship between type-2 diabetes and obesity?
  • What is the balance of public to private healthcare expenditure in each country?
  • What is the makeup of the medical workforce?
  • What are the life expectancies with in each country, and how do they correlate to increased healthcare expenditure?

Healthcare in the HIG: Private Healthcare vs. Number of Doctors
Healthcare in the HIG: Healthcare Spending vs. Number of Beds
Healthcare in High Income Group: Life Expectancy vs Spending
Obesity in the HIG
Obesity in the HIG: Healthcare Spending vs. Obesity
Obesity in the HIG: By Gender & Hemisphere
Obesity in the HIG: Diabetes
Obesity in the HIG: Obesity vs. Smoking
Country Overview

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