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South Korea: Health spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 2000 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 5.75 percent with a minumum of 4 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 7.39 percent in 2015. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.