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How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

The UK is ranked 6th out of the seven countries that form the G7 (a group of large developed economies) for healthcare expenditure as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ONS’s new internationally-comparable “health accounts” show that the UK’s total healthcare spending in 2014 was £179 billion, or 9.9% of GDP.

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