2012-10-04 07:21:02 - Fast Market Research recommends "Understanding Vietnam's Regional Health Markets" from Espicom Business Intelligence, now available
A forensic analysis with statistics on national and regional health infrastructure and provision. An essential source of highly detailed business data
Vietnam is the largest producer of oil in south east Asia and resultant revenues have played a large part in government expansion of the health sector. But to date it is not enough. While health expenditure is expected to reach 6% of GDP, chronic overcrowding of hospitals and very poor health indicators in some rural regions remain major challenges.
Any assessment of Vietnam must consider the recent plans to ease pressure in the system, improve provision in rural parts and tackle the challenges that are influencing the development of the health market.
How is the population regionally distributed?
Which provinces/cities produce the highest
levels of GDP?
What plans are there to relieve bed overcrowding?
How is healthcare delivered?
What future role is there for private health?
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Identifying opportunities in Vietnam's expanding health economy requires detailed knowledge of the economic performance and health infrastructure at a regional level. Being able to see that in the context of the neighbouring districts/regions as well as the national picture, brings focus to areas of opportunity and need.
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Politically, Vietnam is not unlike China. While it is one of a dwindling number of communist countries, it has opened up to the west and seen improvements in its foreign trade, largely due to its oil reserves. The operating environment for companies may have improved but there remains a notable health funding gap.
Vietnam has the world's 12th largest population, numbered at 87.8 million in 2011. Average population growth is running at 1.0% per annum. With just a handful of major cities throughout the country, almost 70% of the population is rural.
In 2011, Vietnam spent around VND 154,919 billion (US$7.5 billion) on healthcare, equivalent to 6.1% of GDP. Private spending accounted for around 61.6% of the total, the majority of which was out of pocket spending. At US$85 in 2011, per capita spending was comparable to Indonesia and slightly higher than the Philippines. By global standards it is relatively low, with Vietnam ranking well outside the top 50 countries in the world for per capita health spending.
Vietnam has a strong system of local government organisation, based on villages, communes, districts and provinces. At village level only the most basic services are provided by community health workers who come primarily from large international organisations. At the next level, communes each have a population of around 8,000. Most communes are equipped with at least one health centre and a small medical staff, although such centres rarely have much in the way of equipment or specialist supplies.
CRISIS IN THE HOSPITAL SECTOR
In 2010, Vietnam had 1,030 hospitals in the public sector, 42 of which were under the direct management of the Ministry of Health and 966 were run by provincial health departments. There were 176,608 hospital beds at a rate of 2.0 per thousand population. The bed crisis is centred on the main urban centres where overcrowding can see 2-3 patients sharing a bed. The government has tasked local authorities to come up with easing plans, and while new facilities have been announced, including a new 1000 bed hospital in Ha Noi, they will not provide a solution in the short term.
Over 31% of the population live in the two main urban regions and, unlike China, there has not been the widespread migration from country to the city. In some rural regions population density is as low as 97 inhabitants per km2 . The government is coming to the end of a major US$2.5 billion investment programme to improve healthcare in mountainous and other disadvantaged areas.
A TALE OF TWO REGIONS - UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF WEALTH AND HEALTH DISTRIBUTION
The challenges in Vietnam can be summed up by contrasting high density capital Ha Noi with Lai Chau, one of the least populated provinces in the North Midland and Mountain Areas.
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