What’s Driving a Tripling of Healthcare Costs in the GCC?

What’s Driving a Tripling of Healthcare Costs in the GCC?

January 26, 2014 at 08:01pm

Healthcare spending in the GCC region is predicted to increase by more than 10% a year between 2010-2018, while total spending will triple between 2011 and 2018 to $133.19 billion. The increasing incidence of lifestyle diseases, population growth and deeper insurance penetration are driving these numbers.

This presents a major health and budgetary challenge for governments and healthcare authorities in the region. Key to addressing these issues is improving operational efficiency, enhancing diagnostic competencies and ensuring timely treatments at the region’s hospitals and clinics.

Advanced technologies, products and systems are key to achieving these outcomes. GE Healthcare, a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Arab Health exhibition and congress in Dubai, is launching several new products in the region. They include the landmark Revolution CT [510(k) pending], a first-of-its-kind CT system that enables clinicians to non-invasively visualize the human heart more clearly than ever before, and diagnose more patients with erratic or high heartbeats.

The GE Healthcare booth also will feature VolumeRAD, which offers improved detection and management of patients with lung nodules compared to conventional x-ray imaging of the chest.

GE Healthcare’s booth, designed to bring the hospital experience to life, includes Radiology, Oncology, Cardiology, Woman and Child Health, Critical Care and Operating Room “departments.”

Visit GE Healthcare’s pavilion at Sheikh Saeed Hall, Booth No: S3B10.

For more on GE Healthcare, click here.

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