UK healthcare spending per person is second lowest amongst G7 countries  UK healthcare spending fell from 9.8% in 2013 to 9.6% in 2017, while healthcare spending rose for four of the remaining six G7 countries

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK does not spend as much on healthcare as the majority of its G7 peers. The statistics show that in 2017, the UK spent £2,989 per person on healthcare. This was around the median for members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. However, when these figures are compared to other members of G7, Britain falls behind on spending.

In the G7, the seven largest IMF-described advanced economies in the world, the highest spenders on healthcare are France (£3,737), Germany (£4,432) and then the USA (£7,736). When this spending is expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product, the only country to spend less than the UK is Italy who, in 2017, spent £2,559.

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