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Healthcare Forecasting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Author: HASSAN YOUNIES, RAED J.K. ELZENATY, SWAPNA GANTASALA, and EMEKA NWAGWU
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 39 No. 1

This study has been designed to address the issue of the forecasting of the healthcare needs of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) from 1974 to 2011. This includes predicting the health system's need for hospitals and hospital beds, as well as the public health manpower (example, physicians, nurses) requirements. The analysis was based on historical data: the number of hospitals, number of nurses, number of hospital beds, which have been posited as the measures of life expectancy in the Emirate. The study found that, although significant changes designed to enhance public health outcomes in the UAE have been made, beds to population ratio was the most significant factor in enhancing healthcare and the public health.

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