Key Alarming Facts
70% of non-life threatening conditions could be resolved by speaking to a doctor over the phone. ➀
Some bacteria are becoming resistant to our best drugs. ➁
WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health. ➂
Up to $40 billion of Arab world’s spending on healthcare wasted. ➃
Insurance firms to sue corrupt hospitals. ➄
A GCC study:
90% of 999 calls, are not an emergency. ➅
1 Giué, C.J. (2013) The cost reduction and healthcare service benefits of Telemedicine.
2 Gallagher, J. (2015) Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse.
3 WHO (2014) WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health.
4 Flanagan, B. (2015) Up to $40 billion of Arab world’s spending on health care wasted.
5 Insurance firms to sue corrupt hospitals (2015). Available at http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/817231.
6 Walker, L. (2014) Official: Only 10 percent of 999.
Due to the unnecessary overutilization and fraudulent medical practice, increases in medical loss ratios and health insurance premiums occur every year.
As a result, employers have no choice but to change their insurer and or reduce the benefits for their employees.
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