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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2024;35(1):73-82
From Sand to Excellence: A Deep Dive into Abu Dhabi's Rheumatology Landscape
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1Division of Rheumatology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

2Internal Medicine Department, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates

3Rheumatology Department, Mediclinic, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

4Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

KA Alnaqbi, F Fazal, R Namas

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi (AD) is the capital and largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The emirate's economic significance stems from non-oil and oil contributions to GDP. The 2022 GDP of Abu Dhabi was USD 230 billion. The government provides services to its residents through digital platforms such as official websites. The Abu Dhabi Health Insurance Law No. 23 of 2005 mandates that residents have access to necessary medical care and services. There is a paucity in the literature on the available rheumatology services in the Arab region. This review article aims to explore the status of rheumatology services in AD for both residents and visitors. It will include an overview of paediatric and adult rheumatology care, accessibility of diagnostic procedures, the integration of electronic medical records, access to medications, the status of postgraduate education, research, and suggestions on how to enhance rheumatology services in AD as a destination for medical tourism.
Cite this article as: Alnaqbi KA, Fazal F, Namas R. From Sand to Excellence: A Deep Dive into Abu Dhabi's Rheumatology Landscape. Mediterr J Rheumatol 2024;35(1):73-82.
Article Submitted: 01 Nov 2023; Revised Form: 29 Nov 2023; Article Accepted: 20 Dec 2023; Available Online: 12 Feb 2024
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