Healthcare spending: To have and have not

June 10, 2016
Global
Small increases in healthcare spending in middle-income countries are likely to boost the health and well-being of their poorest female citizens. In wealthy countries, meanwhile, the outlook for improvement is not as bright.

The provision of healthcare to women—like the supply of so much else in life—is and will remain a tale of haves and have-nots. In wealthy countries, healthcare spending is huge and is expected to keep climbing for the rest of this decade. In middle-income countries, healthcare spending is rising as well, but from a much lower base. In absolute terms, the gap in healthcare provision between rich and middle income countries will remain large for the rest of this decade.

 

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