Impact of Privatization on Health Sector in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hanan Hamad Aljobailan


Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of its health projects for privatization within the framework of the economic transformation adopted by the government. The objectives of the research are to examine the impact of privatization on the health sector in terms of government expenditure, beneficiary satisfaction, improve management, and improvement of the working environment of health practitioners. In this study, the descriptive quantitative approach was used, primary data collected by distribute questionnaire to 200 respondents. The data were analyzed by means of several statistical methods and data tests, which include: descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, factor analysis, and reliability and regression analysis using the SPSS program. This study concluded that privatization has a positive impact on dependent variables (government expenditure, beneficiary satisfaction, management improvement, and improvement of the working environment of health practitioners). Based on the results of the study, a set of recommendations were presented.

Keywords: Privatization, Health Sector, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Government Expenditure, Beneficiary Satisfaction, Management improvement, Working Environment of Health Practitioners.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-36-10

Publication date: December 31st 2020

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