UAE Healthcare Sector Forecast to 2014

  • April 2012
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  • RNCOS
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  • 135 pages

In the past few years, the UAE healthcare industry has shown an unprecedented growth which is expected to continue in the future due to increasing population, rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases and epidemic outbreaks like H1N1. The country has been witnessing a tremendous increase in the demand for healthcare services and professionals, which indicates high healthcare spending. As per our latest estimates, the healthcare market of the UAE is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 16% during 2011-2014 on back of these factors and developments.

According to our new research report, “UAE Healthcare Sector Forecast to 2014”, the UAE government is pouring the required investments and incentives to develop the country as the medical tourism destination for plastic surgery treatments, which are gaining popularity in the Middle East region. We also studied how increasing cases of chronic lifestyle-induced diseases and injuries are pushing healthcare providers for providing specialized services. Over the next few years, the demand for hospitals and hospital beds is likely to increase in the country as the existing infrastructure is inadequate to deal with the rising number of health complications.

On studying healthcare markets in various cities of the Emirates, we found that Abu Dhabi, which has the largest health infrastructure, is actively working on expanding its medical facilities to entice increased numbers of affluent foreigners to the city. Similarly, Dubai, with myriad of first-class medical treatments and English speaking medical staff, is becoming a popular destination among travelers. We also discussed in our report the factors, such as enhanced participation and high investments by private players, industry consolidation for medical infrastructure and supply of pharmaceuticals, which are shaping a bright outlook of the UAE healthcare industry.

We have done extensive research and analysis of various segments of the UAE healthcare market, including hospitals services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. It was observed that the country’s medical device market has been buoyed by some of the lowest import duties in the region which make the UAE an attractive destination for imports of medical devices. The domestic manufacturing of these devices remains low in the country. The study of the pharmaceuticals industry revealed that there will be a strong demand for OTC drugs in the UAE in near future due to the opening of standard retail pharmacy chains and rising trend of self-medication. Our report provides comprehensive research, objective analysis and information on important issues of the UAE healthcare market. It, indeed, aims to be a useful guide for those companies, consultants and investors who are planning to enter the lucrative UAE healthcare market.

Table Of Contents

1. Analyst View
2. Research Methodology
3. UAE Healthcare Market Overview
4. Market Attractions
4.1 Favorable Demographics
4.2 Epidemiological Backdrop
4.2.1 Diabetes
4.2.2 Hypertension
4.2.3 Cancer
4.2.4 Infectious Diseases
4.3 Health Insurance
5. Emerging Market Trends
5.1 Lifestyle Diseases Elevating Investment in Specialty Centers
5.2 Plastic Surgery boosting Inbound Medical Tourism in Dubai
5.3 Growing Demand for Home Care Services
5.4 Consolidation in Healthcare Industry
6. Hospital Services Market
6.1 Hospital and Bed Capacity
6.1.1 MOH Hospitals
6.1.2 Other Government Sector Hospitals
6.1.3 Private Sector Hospitals
6.2 Hospital Bed Demand Projections
7. Healthcare Market in Emirates
7.1 Dubai
7.1.1 Overview
7.1.2 Healthcare Infrastructure
7.1.3 Healthcare Professionals
7.1.4 Future Outlook
7.2 Abu Dhabi
7.2.1 Overview
7.2.2 Healthcare Infrastructure
7.2.3 Healthcare Professionals
7.2.4 Future Outlook
7.3 Sharjah
7.3.1 Overview
7.3.2 Healthcare Infrastructure
7.3.3 Healthcare Professionals
7.3.4 Future Outlook
7.4 Other Emirates
7.4.1 Ajman
7.4.2 Ras Al Khaimah (R.A.K)
7.4.3 Fujairah
7.4.4 Umm al-Quwain (U.A.Q)
8. Medical Devices Market
8.1 Market Overview
8.2 Market Segmentation
8.3 Imports and Domestic Production
8.4 Regulatory Environment
9. Pharmaceutical Market
9.1 Market Overview
9.2 Prescription and OTC Drugs
9.3 Generic and Patented Drugs
9.4 Imported and Domestically Manufactured Drugs
9.5 Regulatory Environment
10. Government Initiatives
10.1 Health Programs
10.2 Addressing Lack of Healthcare Professionals and Training
10.3 Infrastructural Investments
10.4 Industry-based Regulations
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Hospital Services Industry
11.1.1 Al Ain Hospital
11.1.2 NMC Healthcare LLC
11.1.3 Al Mafraq Hospital
11.2 Pharmaceutical Industry
11.2.1 Julphar
11.2.2 City Pharma
11.2.3 Medpharma
11.2.4 Neo Pharma

List of Figures:

Figure 3-1: Healthcare Market (Billion US$), 2011-2014
Figure 3-2: Healthcare Expenditure as Percentage of GDP (2011-2014)
Figure 3-3: Healthcare Expenditure by Source of Financing (%), 2008 and 2012
Figure 4-1: Population by Emirates (%)
Figure 4-2: Share of Non-Emirati Population in Total Population (2010)
Figure 4-3: Registered Cancer Cases by Geographical Distribution, (%)
Figure 6-1: Number of Hospitals
Figure 6-2: Breakup of Hospitals by Institution (%)
Figure 6-3: Shortage of Number of Hospital Beds (2008-2010)
Figure 6-4: Breakup of Hospital Beds by Institution (%) 2007 and 2010
Figure 6-5: Number of MOH Hospital Beds
Figure 6-6: Number of Private Sector Hospital Beds
Figure 6-7: Demand for Number of Hospital Beds (2011-2014)
Figure 6-8: Shortage of Number of Doctors (2008-2011)
Figure 6-9: Demand for Number of Doctors (2012-2014)
Figure 7-1: Dubai - Hospital Bed Distribution (%)
Figure 7-2: Abu Dhabi - Leading Causes of Death (%)
Figure 8-1: Medical Device Market (Million US$), 2011-2014
Figure 8-2: Medical Device Market by Segment (%), 2011
Figure 8-3: Forecast for Medical Device Market by Segment (%), 2014
Figure 8-4: Share of Imported and Domestically Manufactured Medical Devices (2011)
Figure 9-1: Pharmaceutical Market (Billion US$), 2011-2014
Figure 9-2: Share of Prescription and OTC Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market (2011)
Figure 9-3: Share of Generics and Patented Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market (2011)
Figure 9-4: Share of Imported and Domestically Manufactured Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market (2011)
Figure 9-5: Pharmaceutical Imports by Country (%), 2010

List of Tables:

Table 4-1: Demographic Characteristics (2010-2014)
Table 4-2: Number of Cancer Cases by Type
Table 4-3: Incidence of Top Infectious Diseases (2008)
Table 6-1: Number of MOH Hospitals by District
Table 6-2: Classification of MOH Hospitals by Specialty
Table 6-3: MOH Hospital Services to Inpatients by Specialty
Table 6-4: MOH Hospital Services to Outpatients by Specialty
Table 6-5: Number of MOH Hospital Beds by District
Table 6-6: Number of MOH Hospital Beds by Specialty
Table 6-7: Other Government Sector Hospitals by District
Table 6-8: Number of Other Government Sector Hospital Beds
Table 6-9: Private Sector Hospitals by District
Table 6-10: Private Sector Hospital Services to Patients
Table 6-11: Number of Private Sector Hospital Beds by District
Table 7-1: Dubai - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure,
Table 7-2: Dubai - Outpatients Healthcare Facilities and Specialized Centers in Private Sector
Table 7-3: Dubai - Public Sector Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-4: Dubai - Private Sector Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-5: Dubai - Forecast for Number of Beds (2013)
Table 7-6: Abu Dhabi - Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-7: Abu Dhabi - Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-8: Sharjah - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-9: Sharjah - Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-10: Ajman - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-11: Ajman - Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-12: R.A.K - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-13: R.A.K - Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-14: Fujairah - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-15: Fujairah - Healthcare Professionals
Table 7-16: U.A.Q - MOH Healthcare Infrastructure
Table 7-17: U.A.Q - MOH Healthcare Professionals
Table 9-1: Abu Dhabi - Prescription of Drugs by Preferences

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