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Kuwait Healthcare Market Research & Industry Analysis

September 21 , 2021

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Executive Summary

Kuwait healthcare sector has been nurtured for many decades by the government through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of D√©fense 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 country compares favourably with its GCC peers on many counts. No doubt, scope for further enhancement exists. This comprehensive report explores multiple dimensions of Kuwait Healthcare -current healthcare infrastructure, key causes of death, market size, and opportunities in associated segments such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and health insurance, growth drivers including measures in response to COVID-19, technology adoption in the sector, regulatory aspects and challenges.

Key Discussion Points

  • Top twenty (20) causes of death in Kuwait in 2017
  • Trend of per capita healthcare expenditure versus income
  • Healthcare needs in Kuwait that are growing at faster pace
  • Encouragement of private sector in healthcare to drive growth
  • Technology adoption in healthcare
  • Ongoing investments in Kuwait healthcare sector
  • Kuwaiti government\'s healthcare policy and goals

Did you know?

  • 80% of the health expenditure in Kuwait continues to be met by the government and Ministry of Health (MOH) Hospitals constitute 83% of total beds.
  • Elderly people, say 65 and above, who are subject to non-communicable diseases like Alzheimer\'s disease are an estimated 163,000 by 2025.
  • The principal risk factor that caused death in 2017 was Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) which is same as Coronary heart disease and it accounted for 258 deaths out of 1000 deaths.
  • Lower Respiratory Infections, the third largest risk factor in 2017 is the risk factor that witnessed highest rise in number of deaths (1.8 X increase) per thousand deaths over the period 2002-2017.
  • Kuwait\'s R&D investment in healthcare sector is quite low at 0.06% of GDP in 2020
  • The total health care expenditure increased from USD 1,358 million in 2002 to USD 5,039 million in 2018 at CAGR of around 8.0%.
  • Productivity enhancement by private sector participation can be seen from higher annual discharges (inpatients discharged) for private sector hospitals of 73.2 per bed (including Oil companies\' hospitals) versus only 30.5 per bed for MOH hospitals
  • As per 2018 data, the beds per ten thousand population at 20.5 is 27% lower than 28.5 for US.


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Drivers Influencing Healthcare Industry Growth in Kuwait
  • Hospitals and related Infrastructure in Kuwait
  • Kuwaiti Government's HealthCare Policy and Goals
  • Market Size of Healthcare Sector in Kuwait
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies Market in Kuwait
  • Pharmaceuticals Market in Kuwait
  • Healthcare education and research in Kuwait
  • Healthcare in Kuwait and IT
  • Role of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Kuwait Healthcare
  • Healthcare Regulators in Kuwait
  • Challenges for Kuwaiti Healthcare Sector
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Conclusion

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