UAE

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Healthcare system

The Abu Dhabi government aims to provide its citizens with the highest standard of living, including the provision of world-class healthcare services for residents and nationals alike. Healthcare faci ...

Health insurance

Each state is responsible for its own health insurance. Abu Dhabi Al Ain Ahlia is a national insurance company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi and local citizen ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Abu Dhabi
Population : 8.1 million
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Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find published information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourism, and IMTJ news and external news that provide estimates of med ...
 
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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Abu Dhabi
Population : 8.1 million
Main languages spoken : Arabic
Main religion : Islam
International dialling code : +971
Internet domain : .ae
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 40,760 US $
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Tourism data

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World Bank 2005
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World Bank

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2007
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OECD 2016
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OECD
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD
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OECD
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OECD
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OECD 2016
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WHO
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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WHO 2008
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OECD
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
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Healthcare activity

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Health profile

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OECD
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
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WHO 2012
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
WHO 2008

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
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Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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