Saudi Arabia – Privatization of health: Which direction?
Thursday, 02 18 2016, Category: Health, Country: Saudi Arabia
In a previous article, we talked about the privatization of the health sector as one of the plans that are to be implemented at a national level. We mentioned the importance of the method of privatizing this key sector since the methodology will be key in either the success or failure of this privatization. In the first part we tackled the American experience and how negative it has been since it ended up with the death of at least 50 thousand Americans annually because of the absence of insurance coverage and their inaptitude to bear the costs of health care.
Moroever, the French experience is rather similar to the American experience but differs at the implementation level since France is more advanced in this field. The private medical facilities such as primary clinics, health centers, and hospitals, which are privately owned, constitute a large part of the French health system, which means that the health sector is managed to a large extent by the private sector. The main difference between the American and French systems lies in setting the financing responsibility for the treatments costs in these private sectors.
Source: Al Yaum - KSA