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Countries That Spend The Most On Hospitals

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The highest average spending on hospitals was in Switzerland which was expected to rise to $3,493 per head of population, ahead of the United States ($3,041), Norway ($2,569) and Denmark ($2,392). Australia spends $2,033 per head of population on hospitals, according to study.

At the other end of the scale, regarding average spending on hospitals per capita, Turkey, was ranked the lowest ($95 per head of population on hospitals), followed by Mexico ($101) Latvia ($251) Chile (256), and Poland ($275).

To identify, countries that spend the most on hospitals, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed 2016 figures from the OECD Health Statistics database. Based on numbers for the 35 developed countries provided in OECD’s Health Data (the latest for which figures were available), CEOWORLD magazine reviewed OECD nations where per capita hospital expenditure was the highest. These are the nations that spend the most on hospitals.

Countries That Spend The Most On Hospitals (Per Capita Hospital Expenditure)

  1. Switzerland: $3,493
  2. United States: $3,041
  3. Norway: $2,569
  4. Denmark: $2,392
  5. Australia: $2,033
  6. Luxembourg: $1,870
  7. Sweden: $1,895
  8. Austria: $1,662
  9. Japan: $1,628
  10. Netherlands: $1,612
  11. Ireland: $1,611
  12. France: $1,606
  13. Iceland: $1,563
  14. United Kingdom: $1,406
  15. Finland: $1,350
  16. Belgium: $1,338
  17. Germany: $1,283
  18. Canada: $1,204
  19. Italy: $1,203
  20. Spain: $1,022
  21. Israel: $880
  22. South Korea: $875
  23. Slovenia: $751
  24. Portugal: $742
  25. Greece: $717
  26. Hungary: $678
  27. Czech Republic: $537
  28. Estonia: $486
  29. Slovak Republic: $376
  30. Lithuania: $320
  31. Poland: $275
  32. Chile: $256
  33. Latvia: $251
  34. Mexico: $101
  35. Turkey: $95

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Emma London
Emma London is a columnist and member of the ​CEOWORLD magazine editorial board. She's one of the magazine's founding editors and leads global newsroom coverage and management. Having lived in five different countries — the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, and the United Kingdom - Emma is obsessed with how tech empowers people from all walks of life. She is fluent in Spanish.
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