Abu Dhabi to cap private health providers' profit margins:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UAE is reportedly to cap the profit margins for medical fees charged by private healthcare providers in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The initiative aims to combat fluctuations of pricing, and will lead to greater control of the market and the ability to standardise prices (which is due to be implemented in 2007), according to a report from emerging markets analysis firm Oxford Business Group. Discussions with international health financial management organisations are underway to obtain the expertise for setting up the system, the undersecretary of the ministry of health, Ali bin Shukar, told the Khaleej Times.