Bloomberg had developed an efficiency chart to monitor how health care services of different economies were performing and two years in a row UAE has been able to stay amongst the top 10 on the list. The list is lead by Hong Kong followed by Singapore, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and then U.A.E.. The list charted data from more than 200 economies around the world.
The UAE has been investing in the medical field, apart from clinics, speciality centers and hospitals the government run hospitals are well maintained and run by professional medical personnel. UAE also topped all other Arab countries in terms of healthcare governance and attained an efficiency score of 59.7. While life expectancy of US residents stands at 79 years, UAE resident’s life expectancy stands at 77.1. Healthcare expenditure per capita amounts to $1400.
The most important push was made in 2016 when UAE passed a federal decree (No.4) legalizing transplantation from living and deceased, meaning that residents of UAE can legally donate certain organs and tissues. The law prohibits selling and advertising of unlicensed transplants of human organs and tissues. 2018 also was a significant year for UAE’s health sector as an Emirati man was the first person to undergo a liver transplant. The procedure conducted by Cleveland Clinic was successful and considered a historic milestone.