Doha, Qatar: Qatar has once again secured a position among the top countries in Numbeo's various indexes, affirming its world-class services, modern infrastructure, and substantial investments in the healthcare sector.
For the fourth consecutive year, Qatar has been ranked among the top 20 countries in the Numbeo Healthcare Index 2024, scoring 72.7 points. This annual ranking, covering 94 countries, provides an estimation of the overall healthcare quality in each included nation, with Taiwan leading the list.
Doha also achieved a score of 72.7 in Numbeo's 2024 'Health Care Index by City,' claiming the top spot among regional cities. Taipei secured the leading position among 217 cities globally.
The top 20 countries in the index include South Korea, Japan, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Austria, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
Numbeo, recognized as the world's largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries, assesses the overall quality of healthcare systems through its Health Care Index. This evaluation considers factors such as medical staff, equipment, and costs, providing insights into the available healthcare resources, services, and infrastructure in a given area. Doha also scored 131.6 in Numbeo's 'Health Care Expense Index,' emphasizing the positive aspects and native elements of the healthcare system.
Since 2021, Qatar has consistently secured a spot among the top 20 countries in Numbeo's Healthcare Index by Country. With an emphasis on technological advancement, Qatar continues to enhance its healthcare system, supported by a skilled and competent workforce.
In 2023, five hospitals in Qatar were ranked among the world's top 250 academic medical centers, according to a study by Brand Finance, a UK-based brand valuation consultancy. In 2022, Qatar ranked first in the Arab world and 18th worldwide in the 2022 Health Care Index.
Given its focus on medical tourism as part of the economic diversification strategy, Qatar's health sector is expected to play an increasingly significant role. The healthcare industry is projected to achieve a valuation of $12 billion by 2024, reflecting unprecedented growth and development.