Healthcare in Aaudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Healthcare





Saudi Arabia being the most and widely involved in the high rate of population increase has been entitled to a free health care to its citizens with over half the percentage being of under the age of 40 in that kingdom (Breen & Crawford, 2005). On the health sector there is a law that regulates the health care industry; for that case HIPAA covers various for instance regulations that extended the ability of employers to continue health insurance if they have a change in employment status despite the huge development in the health sector.

According to Mufti (2000), health care services administrations have done its best in curbing the illness and being in control over the health sector the stake holders affected include the employees who work directly to the sector and are regarded to as the primary stake holder (Breen & Crawford, 2005). The role of the employees is to provide the necessary services as per the stated standards despite the fact of serving a nation and to earn a living in a quiet highly populated kingdom, also the public agencies involved in the attaining of the desirable health standards are among and part of those who contribute largely positively so as to sphere head the services.

The government regulation as part of the stake holder in the healthcare it being a major factor in the influence of the health services this is more acknowledged by the strategies formulated by the government departments under the health sector in fulfilling the needs of the ministry thus in return the diverse policies are positively executed (Breen & Crawford, 2005). More so competitors from both internal and external act as a regulatory aspect to the stakeholders in that 40% of the health services offered in Saudi Arabia are shared among government agencies and the private sector health care services administrations control illnesses in Saudi Arabia.

The change in the health part of Saudi was initiated in the year 1954 with the ministry of the foundation of health AlMazrou etal (1995) Regulations that extended the ability of employers to continue health insurance if they have a change in employment status. With the involvement of foreign investors in the kingdom the quality of healthcare facilities is credibly high despite the high population since the 60% is offered by the government and the rest shared by other agencies providing an advantage of quality services, the kingdom also is dependent to the foreign agencies to offer employment though Saudi’s vision 2030 is to reduce the dependence of foreign workers (Breen & Crawford, 2005). The cost of the healthcare is relatively high since healthcare products such as pharmaceuticals and medical equipment are mostly imported, the vision of Saudi also is to develop local industries to increase the quantity of healthcare products so as to lower the cost of the medicinal products and allow more local production.

Access to the health care is preferably fair for the citizens while investors are limited to ownership unless one is a 100% citizen of the Saudi including to privatizing health sector in essence the one of the kingdoms medical cities. In some parts there is still a problem to acquiring of the health care services due high expenditure and absence of the of domestic healthcare and presence of partners from abroad whose interest are based on more investment than the locals services.

Wheelen (2002) states that top management need to extensively view the environmental changes and develop effective cooperate policies. This will lead to a positive change and influence in the health sector and thus an advantage to the Saudi’s strategic plans and creating awareness to factors that influence performance towards high health care services


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Fahd Mohammed Albejaidi. (2010). Healthcare System in Saudi Arabia: An Analysis of Structure, Total Quality Management and Future Challenges . Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences ( 2010) Vol 2, No 2, , 794-818

Wheelen, T.L.,&Hunger, J.D. (2002). Strategic Management and Business Policy

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