Saudi Arabia

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Healthcare system

Healthcare has been improving rapidly in recent years and there are now many new modern hospitals. Healthcare facilities in major cities in Saudi Arabia are of a high standard. Most towns outside thes ...

Health insurance

The state’s Council of Cooperative Health Insurance controls the compulsory health insurance system, plus all regulation of and approval of health insurers. Originally the compulsory health insuranc ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Riyadh
Population : 28.7 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Riyadh
Population : 28.7 million
Main languages spoken : Arabic
Main religion : Islam
International dialling code : +966
Internet domain : .sa
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 53780 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

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WHO 2009
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OECD 2016
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WHO 2009
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Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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Healthcare provision

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Healthcare activity

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Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
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Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
WHO 2012
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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 2016
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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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