The United Arab Emirates offers patients the best healthcare in the Middle East according to a new report.
Mandatory health insurance and the use of the latest Artificial Intelligence technology were given as the major reasons for this success, according to BMI Research’s Middle East Healthcare Access Index.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman followed the Emirates - perhaps somewhat surprisingly for outsiders given how often these locations are overlooked by medics seeking a move to the region.
Key to the UAE’s success however was the way in which it has embraced modern technology to deal with the changing demands of a growing and ageing population.
3D printing and Virtual Reality rehabilitation were noted as being especially progressive in the Emirates, whilst the benefits of an estimated 6.6% annual growth rate in healthcare funding was also highlighted.
Speaking about the findings, the report’s authors said: “Innovation in clinical services and the use of new technologies in disease diagnosis and treatment will drive a more patient-centric healthcare system.
“Benefits of developments in 3D printing include faster turnaround times, more personalised design and functionality, and greater flexibility in terms of replacements.”
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