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USA: Health spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 2000 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 15.2 percent with a minumum of 12.51 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 16.84 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.