Opportunities in the Healthcare Market in Bahrain

Ministry of Health’s new projects and mandatory health insurance to create investment opportunities

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This Industry Docket provides a brief overview of the healthcare opportunity landscape in Bahrain, its position among GCC countries, its health indicators and availability of healthcare facilities, changing scenarios of payer and providers, past and future trends in inpatients and outpatients. Infrastructure and care division across the private and public sectors, opportunities by key specialities, and demand supply gap for hospital beds in Bahrain are also showcased. The docket functions as the first-stop for senior management and members of the CEO's team to gain a basic understanding of the market, and its investment and opportunity potential

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Opportunities in the Healthcare Market in BahrainScope & LimitationsScope & LimitationsBahrain Healthcare—An IntroductionBahrain’s investment opportunities range across speciality services, medical tourism, the PPP space and care deliveryHeart disease & Diabetes Mellitus leading causes of death. Bahrainis increasingly prefer private hospitals: public hospitals have long wait timesGovernment initiatives on PPP and universal health coverage create growth opportunities for private sectorThe Bahrain Healthcare MarketGCC population in 2016: ~54 Mn growing at a CAGR of 2.8% offers good investment opportunities Expats dominate with 53%; only 47% are Bahraini nationals. High expat ratio drives healthcare demandBahrain recorded GDP growth of 3.5% to reach USD 32 Bn in 2016. Positioned in top half of GCC nations in growth termsGDP per capita for Bahrain was USD 24,119 in 2016, grew at a CAGR of 2.1% between 2010 and 2016Healthcare industry shows positive trend with constant increase in expenditure, irrespective of the oil price trendBahrain’s Infant Mortality Rate relatively lower, as compared to other GCC countries; Average Life Expectancy is 77 years Of the population, 35% is obese; Heart Disease, NCDs and Diabetes Mellitus are the leading causes of deaths in BahrainBahrain’s Healthcare structure is governed by the NHRA; the MoH plays the role of the principal healthcare service providerPublic Healthcare Sector contributes 63% of total healthcare expenditure; private healthcare sector grew faster at ~28%Private sector contribution to beds only 18%, although hospital numbers higher. Govt. scheme for mandatory social health insurance to drive growthBed density grew at a CAGR of ~2.2% to reach 1.95 per 1,000 population in 2014. Expected to rise further driven by government initiativesRatio of Physicians and Nurses per 1000 population is quite low at 0.92 and 2.37, respectively, against desired benchmarks of 2.5 and 7.5, respectivelyIn-patient and Out-patient Visits are higher in the Public Sector. However private sector drives growthGrowth in both OP (6.7%) and IP (12.7%) for private hospitals higher compared to public hospitals; however, patient visits higher for public hospitals Based on analysis of Demand-Supply, a Gap of ~1,176 beds seen in Bahrain by 2022Health payer and coverage scenario: NationalsHealth payer and coverage scenario: Expatriates (1/2)Health payer and coverage scenario: Expatriates (2/2)Speciality service mapping shows huge growth opportunities in Endocrinology, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Cardiac SciencesOBGYN, General Medicine, and ER account for majority of the volumes even in the Public SectorMarket Drivers and ChallengesRising Medical cost and higher healthcare IT spending are some business opportunities for GCC healthcare service providersThe FutureMoH’s 18 new projects worth USD 718 million and mandatory health insurance to create investment opportunities for PPPEvaluate provision of niche speciality services in tandem with Bahrain’s tourism potentialAnnexure: Our ServicesMaximise opportunities from existing products and markets; systematically explore new products, markets, including inorganic OpportunitiesOur Growth Consulting CanvasLegal Disclaimer




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