According to the United Nations Development Program, in 2010 public spending on health care amounted to 9.5% of GDP. This is enough to make the United States rank sixth out of one hundred eighty-eight countries ranked in that category. The Marshall Islands ranked first, with public health expenditure amounting to 15.0% of GDP.
According to data gathered between 2000 and 2006 by the World Health Organization, there are 249,642 pharmaceutical personnel working in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank third in that category. India ranks first with 559,408 pharmaceutical personnel.
According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, annual per capita health care costs in the United States are $6350, which makes the United States rank first in that category.
According to the OECD, in 2006 health expenditures in the United States equalied 15.3% of the GDP, which makes the United States rank first among all OECD nations. The OECD average was 9.0%.