UK health­care spend low among G7 na­tions

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Bri­tain’s spend­ing on health­care is next to bot­tom among G7 coun­tries, the Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics said on Tues­day. New­data pub­lished in Lon­don by the ONS showed Bri­tain’s to­tal health­care spend­ing in the lat­est re­view year, 2014, was $220 bil­lion, or 9.9 per­cent of GDP. The ONS said as a per­cent­age of GDP, Bri­tain spent less on health­care than the United States, Ja­pan, France and Ger­many and a sim­i­lar per­cent­age to Canada. The US spent the most on health­care as a per­cent­age of GDP at 16.6 per­cent. Out of the G7 group of coun­tries, only Italy spent a smaller per­cent­age of GDP on health­care (9.1 per­cent) than Bri­tain in 2014, said ONS.

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