chapter  12
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Industrializing Gulf society

ByFRANCES D. COOK, KAREN NIELSON

In contrast to the United States, for example, Gulf states have cost-free and generally excellent health care for all their citizens. This was an early goal all Gulf states set for themselves, and they are using the current rush of resources to finalize the amazing transformation of health care in the region. In fact, by 2000, Oman was ranked first by the World Health Organization in Health Service Performance and fourth in Best Overall Health Care following France, Italy, and Spain (WHO 2000).