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Table 1 Health expenditure data for 2003*

From: Priority setting in health care: Lessons from the experiences of eight countries

Country Health expenditure as percent of gross domestic product Percent of total health expenditure that is government funded Percent of private health expenditure paid out of pocket Per capita total health expenditure (average exchange rate (US$))
Norway 10.3 83.7 95.40 4,976
Netherlands 9.8 62.4 20.80 3,088
Sweden 9.4 85.2 92.10 3,149
Denmark 9.0 83.0 92.50 3,534
Israel 8.9 68.2 89.10 1,514
New Zealand 8.1 78.3 72.10 1,618
UK 8.0 85.7 76.70 2,428
US 15.2 44.6 24.30 5,711
  1. *World Health Organization, Core Health Indicators, from World Health Statistics 2006