Public Health Nursing 2020 Congress aims to discover advances in Public Health and Nursing practice, Healthcare management and education in relation to health disparities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spent more on health care per capita ($8,608), and more as percentage of its GDP 17.2%, than any other nation in 2011. Total U.S. spending on health care increased 5.3 percent last year – topping $3 trillion overall – health care funded by the federal government rose by 11.7 percent, to nearly $844 billion in 2014. According to the reports, The United States spends around $8,700 per capita each year on health care by far the most of any country in the world, more than double the OECD average and well more than second place Switzerland. United States spent 16.4% of its GDP on health care in 2013 and estimated to increase by 2018. The concentration of practicing nurses exceeded the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) average in all the 10 countries spending the most on health.
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