USA: Health spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 15.04 percent with a minumum of 12.96 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 17.14 percent in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.