International analyses of future health spending

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The United Kingdom is not alone in facing decisions about future health and social care spending. Our report, Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years, analyses future spending from other countries and pan-national organisations such as the European Union and the organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as they, too, grapple with such choices.

 

As Jean Philippe Cotis – previous economist at the OECD – has noted, one feature common to all OECD countries has been an ever-growing expenditure on health care. This figure details spending across all OECD countries.

Total (public and private) health spending as a percentage of GDP, 1960–2010, all OECD countries

Total (public and private) health spending as a percentage of GDP, 1960–2010, all OECD countries