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Hospital administration is an important component of a country’s health care system. Hospital administration generally refers to management of hospital in a particular country. It is actually the key component of any health agencies and/or institutions management. Hospital administration is the narrow form of health administration. This paper includes a detailed overview of health care system, health care policy and hospital administration of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia, formally known as kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was founded by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman AL SAUD (Ibn Saud) in 1932. Saudi Arabia is renowned as the birth place of the religion Islam. The country is also the home of two holiest place in the Islam religion, Mecca and Medina. Saudi Arabia is a Middle East country with the population of approximately 28 million among which 5.6 million are foreigners. Population growth rate in Saudi Arabia is approximately 1.9%. Capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh where almost 3.6 million people live. There are still monarchy type of government exist in Saudi Arabia. Almost 82% of total population of the country live in urban area. Average life expectancy of total population in Saudi Arabia is 76.3 years and almost 78.8% people in the country are officially educated.1
Saudi Arabias economy is mainly oil based. Almost 20% of total petroleum reserves in world are possessed by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia holds the number one position as far as the export of petroleum is concerned. In 2008, Saudi Arabias GDP was $527 billion, 45% of this GDP come form petroleum sector. Saudi Arabia plays an important role in OPEC as it is the largest petroleum exporter. Entire economy is controlled by the Saudi government. In 2008 countrys annual growth rate was approximately 6.1%.2
Health of the citizens is one of the major concerns for any countrys government. It is necessary