Health

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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Nearly one in five people had some form of disability in England and Wales

Disabilities can make it harder for people to carry out daily activities which are often taken for granted. Disability statistics help us work out how much health and social care is needed, and create policies to help lower the barriers that disabled people may face. 10 million people in England and Wales had some form […]

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