UAE: Abu Dhabi Health Articles & Analysis

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What changes to the reimbursement model are being considered to further incentivise investors as well as encourage quality outcomes?

 

Improvement to the continuum of care is one of the main areas of focus for the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) in its seven-point strategy. Fresh efforts to reduce existing capacity gaps in health care provision through the expansion of specialty care services is expected to transform the emirate’s already dynamic health sector.

 

In the midst of an ongoing transformation that has seen patient outcomes and specialty care offerings significantly improve, Abu Dhabi’s health sector is poised to continue expanding rapidly, driven by growth in private sector investment. The health authority in Abu Dhabi continues to implement sector reforms, with a new seven-point health...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

The health authority in Abu Dhabi continues to implement sector reforms, with a new seven-point health strategy that is aimed at addressing the most critical issues faced by patients and medical professionals in the emirate. An increasing emphasis on preventative care, emergency preparedness and further expansion of specialty care are expected to bolster health indicators moving forward....

Thanks to business-friendly government policies implemented over the past 10 years Abu Dhabi is now home to a rapidly diversifying economy that is among the largest in the region, with GDP reaching a total of Dh952.68bn ($259.32bn) at current prices in 2014.

Substance abuse is becoming a growing weight on the economy of Abu Dhabi, as it is across the region. However, increased spending on both prevention and treatment may help reduce the burden and repay the investment into tackling this problem many times over.