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This chart shows the median age and life expectancy of citizens of the top 50 countries as ranked by GDP. This chart also shows the percentage of citizens who are over age 60. Countries with a high percentage of older people, and high average incomes, tend to be strong markets for medical device manufacturers because this segment utilizes health care at a much higher rate than younger segments of the population.
This chart shows the breakdown of who pays for healthcare expenditures in the top 50 countries as ranked by GDP. Some countries have nationalized medicine and most healthcare costs are paid by government agencies. Of course, those costs are often borne by citizens in the form of taxes. Private spending reflects payments by private insurance plans, consumer out-of-pocket payments and other sources.