BMI View: With the Kuwaiti government's continued commitment to austerity, spending on healthcare
provision for expatriate workers (which forms nearly two-thirds of its population) is going to be thoroughly
scrutinised. New hospitals are being planned for expatriate w ..."
BMI View: The government continues to make progress with its plans to privatise parts of Kuwait's
healthcare service, in an attempt to reduce the burden on public healthcare facilities. It has already started
a trial service, whereby expatriates and nationals are allo ..."
BMI View: Kuwait's healthcare market is in the midst of change. The government is keen for the private
sector to play a greater role in healthcare provision, and it created the Kuwait Health Assurance Company
in 2011 to speed up reforms. Once fully operational, by 201 ..."
BMI View: Opportunities in Kuwait's healthcare and pharmaceuticals market are limited, given its small
population, limited domestic drug production and the high proportion of expatriates. The government funds
the majority of healthcare spending - around 80% - but we forecast th ..."
BMI View: Kuwait has a small population, much of which is formed of expatriates. This has implications for the healthcare sector. The government funds about 80% of healthcare expenditure, including treatment for Kuwaiti nationals abroad. Expatriates meanwhile are obliged to pay a ..."
Kuwait's small population, and the fact that many residents are expatriates means that the country's healthcare market is closely linked to that of neighbouring Arab nations. Private healthcare accounts for around a fifth of total spending, and the government funds treatment for ..."