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Kuwait Healthcare

  • Report

  • 53 Pages
  • April 2020
  • Region: Kuwait
  • Marmore Mena Intelligence
  • ID: 5010733

Kuwait healthcare sector has been nurtured for many decades by the government through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Defense and Petroleum Company hospitals. Though not at the top in global rankings, the country’s healthcare sector has reached a fair degree of maturity whether it is the number of beds installed, the number of physicians, dentists or nurses available. The same can be said of other health indicators for the country’s population like life expectancy at birth, child mortality rate, measures of eradication of communicable diseases, professional assistance available for child birth, deaths due to injuries, and availability of health insurance (including insurance provided by private & government).

The country compares favorably with its GCC peers on many counts. No doubt, scope for further enhancement exists. Kuwait is categorized as a high-income country by World Bank for comparing healthcare indicators globally. Comparison of Kuwait with its peers in North American and European countries, shows that there is a need to address many challenges that leave gaps in its healthcare ecosystem. The country’s healthcare system depends to a large extent on services of expatriate doctors and nurses. The country’s medical educational institutions require to be developed so that the national pool of medical professionals, that form the backbone of the country’s healthcare needs, is sufficiently created and sustained.

Research Highlights:

The report examines Kuwait’s healthcare sector performance measured by healthcare indicators, its infrastructure and productivity, across time, ownership, and country’s borders, assesses where it stands and where it is heading, which healthcare needs are growing, government initiatives to enhance private participation, and challenges to be addressed to reach the government’s goal for universal quality healthcare coverage.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Executive Summary
Chapter 2: Drivers Influencing Healthcare Industry Growth in Kuwait
Chapter 3: Hospitals and related Infrastructure in Kuwait
Chapter 4: Kuwaiti Government’s HealthCare Policy and Goals
Chapter 5: Market Size of Healthcare Sector in Kuwait
Chapter 6: Medical Equipment and Supplies Market in Kuwait
Chapter 7: Pharmaceuticals Market in Kuwait
Chapter 8: Healthcare education and research in Kuwait
Chapter 9: Healthcare in Kuwait and IT
Chapter 10: Role of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Kuwait Healthcare
Chapter 11: Healthcare Regulators in Kuwait
Chapter 12: Challenges for Kuwaiti Healthcare Sector
Chapter 13: Conclusion
List of Tables
Table 2.1 Top 20 Causes of Death in 2017 in Kuwait
Table 2.2 Cause of death or injury (per 1000 deaths) that are Increasing
Table 2.3 Causes of Death or Injury (per 1000 deaths) that are Decreasing
Table 3.1 Kuwait Healthcare Sector Infrastructure
Table 3.2 Facilities Available in MOH General Hospitals
Table 3.3 Facilities Available in Specialized Care MOH Hospitals
Table 3.4 Health Indicators – MOH vs Private Hospitals
Table 3.5 Healthcare Usage – Kuwaitis vs Non-Kuwaitis
Table 3.6 Hospital Projects in Kuwait under various stages of Implementation
Table 5.1 Healthcare Service Market in Kuwait (2018 USD Values)
Table 5.2 Healthcare Service Market in Kuwait (Inflation adjusted)
Table 5.3 Kuwait Healthcare Market Size Estimates in terms of PPP
List of Figures
Figure 2.1 Mortality Rate Improvements in Kuwait
Figure 2.2 Growth in Elderly Population (65 years and more)
Figure 2.3 Historical Trend of Per Capita Healthcare Expenditure versus Income
Figure 2.4 MOH versus Private Hospitals- Outpatients & Inpatients
Figure 2.5 MOH versus Private Hospitals – Productivity of Doctors
Figure 2.6 Comparison of Kuwait with USA on Network Readiness
Figure 4.1 Kuwait- Life expectancy at Birth (Years)
Figure 4.2 Kuwait - Neonatal and Child Mortality
Figure 5.1 Kuwait’s Per Capita Healthcare Expenditure (HE)
Figure 6.1 MOH Purchases of Medical Equipment, Lab Equipment/supplies and Medical Disposables
Figure 7.1 MOH Purchases of Medicines during 2013-2017
Figure 10.1 Examples of Public/Private Division of Services