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Current health expenditure as a share of GDP

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In 2016, health expenditure as a share of GDP in Malaysia was 3.8 %. In the ranking by health expenditure as a share of GDP including 186 countries, Malaysia has the 33rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Marshall Islands. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with health expenditure as a share of GDP of 9.3 % in 2016, Malaysia has 58.90 % percent lower health expenditure as a share of GDP.

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What is health expenditure as a share of GDP?

Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.