Health

Kuwait Health

Over the last five years Kuwait’s health care industry has gained significant momentum, adequately responding to rapid population growth by simultaneously addressing capacity constraints and improving the quality of health infrastructure. Despite the decline in oil prices and a budget deficit of over KD12bn ($39.7bn), health care spending remains a priority for the government. Although the state has traditionally acted as the main payer in the health care system, covering roughly 86% of expenditures in the country in 2014, government objectives are now aimed at increasing private sector participation to meet the growing demand for health care and reduce the burden on the state budget.

This chapter contains an interview with Dr Ahmed Al Saleh, CEO, Health Assurance Hospitals Company.

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Dr Ahmed Al Saleh, CEO, Health Assurance Hospitals Company: Interview