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Global Expected Health Spending 2018-2050


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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Time period covered 
01/2018 - 12/2050
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Research by the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network produced projected health spending estimates for 2018-2050 for 195 countries and territories. The estimates cover total health spending, health spending disaggregated by source into three domestic financing source categories (government, out-of-pocket, and prepaid private), and development assistance for health (DAH). Retrospective health spending estimates for 1995-2017 and key covariates (including GDP per capita, total government spending, total fertility rate, and fraction of the population older than 65 years) were used to forecast GDP and health spending through 2050. Estimates are reported in constant 2019 US dollars, constant 2019 purchasing-power parity-adjusted (PPP) dollars, and as a percent of gross domestic product.