Health care spending compared to other countries

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International health spending comparisons

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. 

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