All of the recently opened hospitals and clinics plus the tough guidelines being set by medical insurers are starting to hold back inflation in health care costs in the UAE, according to industry sources.

In another welcome trend for the health care sector, availability of adequate insurance coverage is prompting more of its residents to stay and take advantage of expensive medical procedures rather than get it done in their home countries.

“The economies of scale are starting to talk — and not a moment too soon,” said Raza Seddiqi of RAK Hospital, part of Arabian Healthcare Group. “There have been clear instances of specialist consultant fees of Dh700 being forced down because insurers are insisting on Dh350-Dh400.

Published: gulfnews.com | March 05, 2016

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