UAE: Abu Dhabi Health

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As demand for in-patient services continues to grow, to what extent is the sector’s expansion adequately addressing the need for additional services?

As is the case in many developing countries, the economic costs of substance abuse are increasing in Abu Dhabi. The financial burdens of lost productivity, incarceration, treatment and rehabilitation have led the emirate to move forward on an ambitious expansion of the government-owned National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), which has already seen in-patient and outpatient...

The health sector in Abu Dhabi has expanded rapidly on the back of a mandatory medical insurance scheme and a number of new hospital projects aimed at improving specialty and emergency care in the emirate, which could reduce medical revenue outflows that have had a negative impact on domestic growth. Private developers have had a great deal of success under the...

Private expansion represents a critical means by which growing patient needs in Abu Dhabi can be met, although the government has played an important investment role in the rollout of new hospitals. Facilities including Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint and Tawam Molecular Imaging Centre all stand as examples of successful...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2015

The health sector in Abu Dhabi has expanded rapidly on the back of a mandatory medical insurance scheme, while the sector has also been driven by population growth, rising health awareness and an increasing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases. Government health care expenditure nearly doubled between 2007 and 2012 to reach over $12bn that year, with government spending comprising 3.3% of...

Hydrocarbons revenues still form the bulk of Abu Dhabi’s GDP and while falling prices are a concern, the emirate has been moving steadily towards its economic diversification targets in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The past 10 years has seen the non-oil sector expand strongly on the back of business-friendly government policies, as a result of which non-oil sector growth now outpaces that of the oil sector.

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