MarketResearch.Biz delivers in-depth insights on the global medical tourism in its upcoming report titled, “Global Medical Tourism Market Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast: 2017 to 2026”. The global medical tourism is estimated to register a CAGR of X.X% in terms of value during forecast period 2017–2026. The report offers in-depth insights, revenue details, and other vital information regarding the global medical tourism market, and the various trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the target market till 2026. The report offers insightful and detailed information regarding the various key players operating in the global market, their financials, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, apart from future strategies, acquisitions & mergers, and market footprint. The global medical tourism market report has been segmented on the basis of treatment and region.
Medical tourism or health tourism refers to the process of patients travelling to other countries to avail medical treatment for chronic diseases, mainly because medical treatment cost in their country of residence is relatively higher. For people without insurance or those needing medical procedures that insurance won't cover, medical tourism offers an attractive alternative to rising healthcare costs. In addition, patients use medical tourism option because of better quality and personalized care, and no waiting time. Medical treatments may be medicinal or surgical, such as, dental problems, cosmetic surgery, heart bypass, heart valve replacement, hip replacement, spinal fusion, tummy tuck, breast implant, angioplasty, and many other treatments.
Originally, medical tourism was referred to the travel of patients from less-developed countries to developed nations in pursuit of the treatments not available in their homeland. However, today we are experiencing both qualitative and quantitative shifts in patient mobility, as people travel from developed and rich countries to less-developed countries in order to access health services. Globalization, communication revolution, and better logistic connectivity has allowed patients to reach any region of world that offer necessary specialty services with excellence at low-costs.
High treatment costs and long waiting time’s circumstances for medical procedures in home-land, increase in ageing population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases in developed countries due to unhealthy lifestyle and over-consumption of alcohol and drugs, no insurance coverage or non-insured medical treatment, and advancements in technology and infrastructure development in emerging countries are major factors driving market growth. In addition, decreased disposable income in developed countries due to economic crisis, inexpensive flights, increased medical tourism marketing are expected to fuel growth of the global medical tourism market.
Stringent documentation forms, issues related with visa endorsement, and limited protection scope are the restraining growth of market. Moreover, threat of substitutes, threat of new un-experienced entrants, competitive rivalry, lack of follow-up care of post-treatment complications and post-operation complications are other major factors challenging growth of the global medical tourism market.
Nonetheless, there are various opportunities for developing countries. Governments of many countries and various medical tourism associations are beginning to support medical tourism by increasing their funding for research and development and helping patients with medical tourism procedures. With changing favorable government policies and support by associations, medical tourism has been simplified. Governments of countries such as India, China, Singapore, and Thailand have formed separate medical tourism agencies to be a part of the growing global medical tourism market, thus these factors are anticipated to propel the global medical tourism market in many ways.
Medical tourism has become a form of outsourcing medical services to developing countries. This has led to various business opportunities to sectors such as policy agencies, associations, hotels, language translators to avoid miscommunication, etc.
Asia Pacific market is one of the most prominent markets for medical tourism, with countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore leading the demand for healthcare services. Medical tourism market in India has reported the fastest growth among all, owing to expert doctors, cost-efficient and effective treatment for various diseases and disorders. Dental treatment has gained popularity as it is un-insured and treatment cost is very high in developed countries. Moreover, many medical and surgical procedures are no longer covered by insurance. This has attracted American population in large number for various treatments.
Global medical tourism market by treatment type:
- Dental Treatment
- Neurological Treatment
- Cardiovascular Treatment
- Cancer Treatment
- Orthopedic Treatment
- Fertility Treatment
- Cosmetic Treatment
Global medical tourism market by region:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Particular Scope Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Actual Year 2016 Estimated Year 2017 Forecast Period 2017–2026 Revenue in US$
- Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
- Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
- Asian Heart Institute
- Bangkok Hospital Medical Center
- Barbados Fertility Centre
- Bumrungrad International Hospital
- Fortis Healthcare Limited
- Infectious Diseases Partners Pte Ltd
- KPJ Healthcare Berhad
- Min-Sheng General Hospital
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