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Saudi Arabian Healthcare Forecast to 2015

Saudi Arabia represents the largest healthcare market in the GCC region that possesses a huge potential for further expansion due to rising healthcare needs. The government and health regulatory authorities in the country have been taking keen interest in developing and enhancing healthcare infrastructure for increased accessibility. As per our latest research report, the healthcare sector in the Kingdom is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of around 7 % during 2012-2015 on back of factors, such as rising population, prevalence of lifestyle and infectious diseases, longer life expectancy and improving healthcare infrastructure, among others.

Our new research report, “Saudi Arabian Healthcare Forecast to 2015”, looks into the share of private and public sectors in the country's healthcare industry. We found that the public sector dominates, and is expected to lead in the coming years. However, developments are also taking place at a face pace in the private sector to meet the growing healthcare needs. On studying the country's healthcare industry further, we observed that tier-I cities, like Jeddah, dominate the private healthcare market in Saudi Arabia. We also studied the reasons for growing private investments into healthcare in these locations . The report covers the analysis for top five regions in the country, including details of healthcare infrastructure and professionals, among others.

The report studies the Kingdom's healthcare industry by dividing it into various segments, including hospital services, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. In the coming years, the pharma industry is also expected to witness strong growth. We found that this is one of the highly prolific healthcare sectors due to the rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases, like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular ailment. Our report includes detailed information about imports and domestic pharmaceutical market. It was also found that leading international companies are heading towards the Kingdom to test new devices and procedures designed to streamline hospital procedures and improve patient care.

Our research analyzes various crucial factors like medical test rates in private hospitals, consultancy fees, bed capacity and numbers of physicians to provide in-depth knowledge about the industry to the potential investors . On studying the market trends, we found that the Kingdom increasingly focuses on health services during pilgrimage season. The Ministry of Health provides integrated and free health services to pilgrims and visitors during Hajj and other seasons via a network of distinguished hospitals and health centers. Besides, the country is working for the betterment of medical education and related infrastructure. It is laying emphasis on the need to educate young Saudi healthcare professionals in terms of global standards. The report also discusses how consolidation, increasing construction of healthcare facilities, e-health and m-health are influencing the industry's growth. The study also covers the competitive landscape to help clients understand the market, its structure and progress in the coming years.

Table of Contents

1. Analyst View

2. Research Methodology

3. Saudi Arabia: Healthcare Profile

  • 3.1. Epidemiological Backdrop
    • 3.1.1. Diabetes
    • 3.1.2. Cancer
    • 3.1.3. Infectious Diseases
    • 3.1.4. Hypertension
  • 3.2. Health Insurance

4. Emerging Market Trends

  • 4.1. Focus on Health Services during Pilgrimage Season
  • 4.2. Consolidation and Mutual Co-operation - Gaining Popularity
  • 4.3. Rising Healthcare Education Infrastructure
  • 4.4. Growing Construction of New Healthcare Facilities

5. Healthcare Market Outlook to 2015

  • 5.1. Healthcare Infrastructure
    • 5.1.1. Hospital Bed Capacity
      • 5.1.1.1. MOH Hospitals
      • 5.1.1.2. Other Public Sector Hospitals
      • 5.1.1.3. Private Hospitals
    • 5.1.2. Hospital Beds Demand Projection (2012-2015)
    • 5.1.3. Hospital Occupancy Rate and Average Length of Stay
    • 5.1.4. Investment Projection (2012-2015)
    • 5.1.5. Hospital Health Force
  • 5.2. Regional Analysis
    • 5.2.1. Riyadh
      • 5.2.1.1. Overview
      • 5.2.1.2. Healthcare Infrastructure
      • 5.2.1.3. By Professionals
      • 5.2.1.4. Future Outlook
    • 5.2.2. Jeddah
      • 5.2.2.1. Overview
      • 5.2.2.2. Healthcare Infrastructure
      • 5.2.2.3. By Professional
      • 5.2.2.4. Future Outlook
    • 5.2.3. Qaseem
      • 5.2.3.1. Overview
      • 5.2.3.2. Healthcare Infrastructure
      • 5.2.3.3. By Professional
      • 5.2.3.4. Future Outlook
    • 5.2.4. Makkah
      • 5.2.4.1. Overview
      • 5.2.4.2. Healthcare Infrastructure
      • 5.2.4.3. By Professional
      • 5.2.4.4. Future Outlook
    • 5.2.5. Medina
      • 5.2.5.1. Overview
      • 5.2.5.2. Healthcare Infrastructure
      • 5.2.5.3. By Professional
      • 5.2.5.4. Future Outlook

6. Pharmaceutical Market

  • 6.1. Market Overview
  • 6.2. Import and Domestic Production
  • 6.3. Branded and Generic Drugs

7. Medical Device Market

  • 7.1. Market Overview
  • 7.2. Market Segmentation
  • 7.3. Import and Domestic Production

8. e-Health Thriving Unprecedentedly

9. m-Health Gaining Strong Momentum

10. Regulatory Environment

  • 10.1. Medical Device Regulation
  • 10.2. Pharmaceuticals and Drugs Regulatory Environment

11. Competitive Landscape

  • 11.1. Pharmaceutical
    • 11.1.1. GlaxoSmithKline
    • 11.1.2. Sanofi-Aventis
    • 11.1.3. TABUK Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    • 11.1.4. SPIMACO
  • 11.2. Hospitals
    • 11.2.1. Obeid Specialized Hospital
    • 11.2.2. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
    • 11.2.3. King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital
    • 11.2.4. Saad Specialist Hospital

List of Figures:

  • Figure 3-1: Health Insurance Premium (Billion SAR), 2010-2015
  • Figure 5-1: Healthcare Services Market (Billion SAR), 2010-2015
  • Figure 5-2: Healthcare Services Market by Inpatients and Outpatients (%), 2011 & 2015
  • Figure 5-3: Hospitals by Sector (%), 2009
  • Figure 5-4: Number of Hospital Beds (‘000), 2008-2011
  • Figure 5-5: Hospital Beds by Sector (%), 2011
  • Figure 5-6: Additional Demand of Number of Hospital Beds (2012-2015)
  • Figure 5-7: Forecast for Distribution of Incremental Bed Capacity by Sector (%), 2015
  • Figure 5-8: Breakup of Inpatients in Hospitals by Sector (%), 2009
  • Figure 5-9: Investment Required for Additional Demand of Hospital Beds (Billion SAR), 2012-2015
  • Figure 5-10: Budget Allocated for Healthcare and Social Services (Billion SAR), 2009-2012
  • Figure 5-11: Riyadh - Public & Private Sector Hospitals (%), 2011
  • Figure 5-12: Jeddah - Public & Private Sector Hospitals (%), 2011
  • Figure 5-13: Qaseem - Public & Private Sector Hospitals (%), 2011
  • Figure 5-14: Makkah - Public & Private Sector Hospitals (%), 2011
  • Figure 5-15: Medina - Public & Private Sector Hospitals (%), 2011
  • Figure 6-1: Pharmaceutical Market (Billion SAR), 2010-2015
  • Figure 6-2: Share of Imported and Domestically Manufactured Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market (2010)
  • Figure 6-3: Top Pharmaceutical Products Import (%), 2010
  • Figure 6-4: Pharmaceutical Products Import by Country (%), 2010
  • Figure 6-5: Breakup of Pharmaceutical Market by Drug Class (%), 2010
  • Figure 6-6: Share of OTC and Prescription Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market (2010)
  • Figure 7-1: Medical Device Market (Million US$), 2010-2015
  • Figure 7-2: Medical Equipment Import by Category (%) 2010
  • Figure 7-3: Medical Supplies Import by Category (%), 2010
  • Figure 7-4: Share of Imported and Domestically Manufactured Devices in Medical Device Market (2010)
  • Figure 7-5: Medical Devices Import by Country (%), 2010

List of Tables:

  • Table 5-1: Number of MOH Hospitals by Specialty (2009)
  • Table 5-2: Number of MOH Hospital Beds by Specialty (2009)
  • Table 5-3: Number of Other Government Hospital Beds by Specialty (2009)
  • Table 5-4: Number of Private Healthcare Facilities by Type (2009)
  • Table 5-5: Number of Private Hospital Beds by Specialty (2009)
  • Table 5-6: Number of Private Clinics by Specialty (2009)
  • Table 5-7: Medical Test Rates in Private Hospitals (SAR)
  • Table 5-8: Average Length of Stay and Bed Occupancy Rate in Different Type of Hospitals (2009)
  • Table 5-9: Number of Physicians by Sector (2008 & 2009)
  • Table 5-10: Number of Nurses by Sector (2008 & 2009)
  • Table 5-11: Number of Allied Health Workers by Sector (2008 & 2009)
  • Table 5-12: Riyadh - Private and MOH Healthcare Infrastructure, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-13: Riyadh - Healthcare Professional in MOH & Private Sector, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-14: Jeddah - Private and MOH Healthcare Infrastructure, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-15: Jeddah - Healthcare Professional in MOH & Private Sector, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-16: Qaseem - Private and MOH Healthcare Infrastructure, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-17: Qaseem - Healthcare Professional in MOH & Private Sector, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-18: Makkah - Private and MOH Healthcare Infrastructure, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-19: Makkah - Healthcare Professional in MOH & Private Sector, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-20: Medinah - Private and MOH Healthcare Infrastructure, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 5-21: Medinah - Healthcare Professional in MOH & Private Sector, 2007 & 2009
  • Table 6-1: Share of Top Ten Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market by Sales Value
  • Table 6-2: Share of Top Ten Drugs in Pharmaceutical Market by Sales Volume
  • Table 6-3: Share of Top Ten Players in Pharmaceutical Market by Sales Value
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