The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a current estimated population of approximately 35 million, as of November 2020, is the largest country in the GCC. Under Vision 2030 the country is going through fundamental structural changes in all the sectors including healthcare.
The Healthcare sector in KSA is undergoing an evolution on the back of rapid advancements in technology and research and development (R&D) in line with global and regional trends. However, COVID-19 has also exposed the vastly diverse structure of healthcare systems and increased the importance of R&D and the provision of specialized healthcare with in generalised healthcare.
Long-term care (LTC), rehabilitation and home care (HC) are amongst the main focal points for diversification and enhancement of the healthcare system in KSA. A key driver is the changing demographic profile through a decreased fertility rate and increased life expectancy. As a result, the population above 60 years is expected to increase from 5.5% in 2020 to 11.0% by2030.