Current healthcare expenditure as a percentage of GDP provides an indication of the resources committed to healthcare relative to other sectors. Growth in healthcare expenditure in China was driven by increases in real expenditure per prevalent case, excess health price inflation and population growth. The global average for current healthcare expenditure in 2018 was 6.53%.

 

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Rahul Karan Reddy is an international relations analyst with a Masters degree from O.P Jindal Global University in Diplomacy, Law and Business. He is the author of ‘Islands on the Rocks’, a monograph detailing the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute between China and Japan. His research focus is China and East Asia. He was a research analyst at the Chennai Center for China Studies (C3S) and an intern at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), writing articles and reports on China’s foreign policy and domestic politics. His blog, Asian Drama, follows the rise of India and China as they navigate the Asian Century. He can be reached on rahulkaran.reddy@gmail.com

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