Source: OECD Health Data 2015
The UK spends a smaller proportion of its GDP on health care than countries such as Portugal, France and the Netherlands. It spends a larger proportion than countries such as Spain, Finland and Ireland. This data includes private spending on health care, which in the United Kingdom is only 1.5 per cent.
This data is soon to be updated. See John Appleby's recent blog for an analysis of the latest figures.
More NHS in a nutshell
- The NHS budget and how it has changed
- How the NHS is funded
- Public satisfaction with the NHS
- Spending on social care for older people
- How the NHS in England is now structured
- Hospital activity
- The number of hospital beds
- Trusts in deficit
- NHS staffing numbers
- Health inequalities
- Spending on public health