The GCC has over the recent yeas developed state of the art health infrastructures as well as the human resources that man them. Deloitte report gives an up to date and as comprehensive a picture of the prevailing situation titled
“2015 health care outlook Middle East”.
Some figure are proposed below :
- Saudi Arabia Estimated health care expenditure: $35.9 billion in 2013
- Health care as a share of GDP: 4.8 percent in 20131
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) Estimated health care expenditure: $14.0 billion in 2013
- Health care as a share of GDP: 3.5 percent in 20132
Rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes, rising life expectancies, a high incidence of lifestyle-related diseases, and ambitious medical infrastructure projects are driving health care industry growth in the Middle East’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Yet, even though the region is making appreciable progress in its efforts to improve health care access and quality, pressure on available capacity is increasing and closing the wide gap between current and targeted states remains a top challenge in 2015. Please read on the original 2015 health care outlook Middle East .