ISBN 9788184842401,Health Administration and Medical Cities in Middle East Countries

Health Administration and Medical Cities in Middle East Countries



Pragun Publications

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788184842401

ISBN-10 8184842406


Number of Pages 00 Pages
Language (English)

The Arab nations are facing an unprecedented surge in demand for healthcare products and services and the same is going to increase in the next few years. Socio-economic development, characterized by increasing income and access to modern amenities and services, has led to changes in the populations nutritional and lifestyle habits, increasing the prevalence of lifestyle-related medical conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Many countries in the Desert are setting up medical cities for providing the best healthcare service not only for the growing local population but also for expat workers and patients from across the region. The notable examples are Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Abu Dhabi, King Abdul -Aziz Medical city ( KAMC), Saudi Arabia, Jordan Hospital and several others. Medical tourism presents an opportunity for hospitals to fuel economic growth by tapping the potential of the international patient market. DHCC is the first medical free zone in the world, it means it is tax free, foreign ownership, no restrictions on capital, no trade barriers or red-tape or pricing control