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Global Medical Tourism 2024: Numbers, Prospects and Problems

Leading international private medical insurance (iPMI) business intelligence provider iPMI Global, is excited to announce the official launch of the “Global Medical Tourism: 2024: Numbers, Prospects and Problems" market report, written by leading IPMI, insurance and healthcare analyst Ian Youngman.

Medical tourism refers to the practice of individuals traveling across borders to receive medical treatment or healthcare services. Does medical tourism offer potential for countries or is it one big hype? This global phenomenon has gained significant traction in recent years due to various factors such as cost savings, high-quality healthcare facilities, and accessibility to advanced medical treatments. There are several benefits to a local economy from medical tourism: revenue generation, job creation, infrastructure development, increased tax revenue, promotion of local businesses, and enhanced reputation.

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  • Patients seek medical tourism for procedures ranging from elective surgeries and cosmetic treatments to complex medical interventions
  • Medical tourism has been touted as the next big thing for many years.
  • Some countries have been successful while others have been so then faded, while others have failed.
  • Many have made promises about becoming profitable and popular destinations but few have succeeded.
  • Success does not happen by accident-it needs large amounts of state time, money and a real strategy.
  • This report explains why some will be winners and others will be losers.
  • It also highlights key safety problems that need to be solved rather than ignored.
  • Country profiles and tables offer statistics not available elsewhere.

 

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Key Trends

  • The greater proportion of medical travel is regional or domestic within a country.
  • The increasing cost of air travel and decreased wish to travel a long distance combined means long distance medical tourism is fading.
  • Many medical tourists do not seek out the cheapest destination.
  • Much medical tourism is for cosmetic, fertility or dental treatment.
  • Medical tourists are increasingly being courted by nations in an organised way.
  • The key drivers for medical tourism are the lack of insurance and services (in the patients’ home country), lower costs, better quality care, procedures unavailable at home and shorter waiting periods.
  • Practices like opening offices in source markets; raising awareness about their competitive edge, effective communication, offering ease of visa and travel bundled with tourism-and-treatment are popular strategies.
  • Healthcare businesses are setting up physically in another country.
  • Domestic medical tourism is often ignored/

Overview

  • Most medical tourism reports tell you that it will grow 20% a year as if it is all one.
  • In reality some countries succeed and some fail.
  • Some types of medical tourism do better than others.
  • Many countries and businesses have failed badly.
  • This report has the latest information, trends, facts and figures on medical tourism.
  • Most reports fail to tell you is that medical tourism is not one big global market but made up of sub segments with differing reasons for medical travel.
  • What they also ignore is that while a handful of countries are making money, the amount of time and money the state has spent to make that happen is massive.
  • Many countries and businesses have entered medal tourism only to fail after costly expenditure as they believed the hype from so called experts.
  • Some try to tell you that it is all based on USA patients, but apart from Mexico, that is not true.
  • Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and India get most business from Asia and Africa, while China and Iran get most business locally.

AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER

Ian Youngman has been writing about and analysing global medical tourism for 20 years- over 100 reports published.

REPORT PACKAGE

  • Main report 380 pages
  • 173 separate country profiles

CONTENTS

  • Overview
  • Key trends
  • Introduction
  • History of medical tourism
  • Wellness and medical tourism
  • Defining medical tourism
  • UNWTO definitions
  • Market size
  • International patients
  • Global medical tourism figures by country
  • Global medical tourism country figures illusions
  • UNWTO/ETC report on health tourism
  • Global potential of health and wellbeing tourism
  • European Parliament report on health tourism
  • Medical tourism revenue
  • Medical tourism global numbers
  • Global medical tourism potential
  • Medical tourism in the future
  • Medical tourism traditional
  • Medical tourism new definitions
  • How medical tourism is changing
  • How medical tourism needs to change
  • Medical tourism strategy and planning
  • Regional promotion Latam
  • Diasporic medical tourism
  • High value state paid patients
  • Taking hospitals to the patients
  • How medical tourism will evolve
  • How to build a medical tourism destination
  • Moving away from price
  • Price versus quality
  • Domestic medical tourism
  • Hotels and medical tourism
  • Artificial intelligence
  • USA Insurers restrict treatment in Mexico
  • Geopolitical problems
  • Global overview
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dubai
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • UK
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Medical tourism winners
  • Dubai
  • Hainan
  • Iran
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Medical tourism losers
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Philippines
  • Medical tourism hopefuls
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia

 

  • Problem areas and countries
  • Surgery in Mexico
  • Disease in Mexico
  • Safety
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Medical negligence
  • Dental tourism problems after going to Mexico
  • USA medical tourism deaths after going to Mexico
  • UK medical tourism deaths after going to Turkey
  • Ireland medical tourism deaths after going to Turkey
  • Irish Medical Journal bariatric medical tourism
  • Medical tourism does not allow for complications
  • London experience of gastric surgery tourism
  • Cosmetic surgery problems study
  • Organ transplant rackets in India
  • American deaths - cosmetic surgery in Dominican Republic
  • Dangers of cosmetic surgery in South Korea
  • Medical tourism fraud in Turkey
  • Medical spa warning

 

  • Medical travel agents
  • Distribution
  • Agents
  • Agency regulations
  • Agency requirements of hospitals
  • Travel agencies and tour operators
  • Medical tourism treatments and types
  • Addiction treatment
  • Birth tourism
  • Cancer
  • Child medical tourism
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Dental tourism
  • Dental care in Europe
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Elderly care
  • Eye care
  • Fertility treatment
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Medical spas
  • Obesity treatment
  • Organ transplants
  • Procreation tourism
  • Sex change tourism
  • Spas
  • Spas and medical tourism
  • Sports medical tourism
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Surrogacy
  • Insurance
  • Medical tourism and insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Compulsory travel health insurance
  • Medical tourism insurance
  • Medical negligence and insurance
  • Medical negligence - medical complications insurance
  • Insurers as medical tourism agents
  • Prudential cross-border cashless cancer treatment
  • European Health Insurance Card
  • Medical tourism customers
  • Advertising regulation
  • Airlines
  • Apps
  • Carers
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Diaspora
  • Direct chat
  • EU cross-border healthcare
  • EU cross border healthcare in EFTA countries
  • European standards on cosmetic surgery
  • European standards on non-surgical medical procedures
  • Hotels and medical tourism
  • LBGTX
  • Luxury travel
  • Medical price comparison sites
  • Mobile technology
  • Muslims
  • Older patients
  • Price comparisons
  • Price regulation
  • Security and terrorism
  • Smart phones
  • Social media
  • Taking time to be a tourist
  • Videos
  • Waiting times
  • Why people become medical tourists
  • Accreditation
  • International medical accreditation
  • Accreditation news
  • ACHC International
  • ACHSI
  • Acreditas Global
  • Accreditation Canada
  • American Accreditation Commission International
  • Accreditation Commission for Health Care
  • COHSASA
  • Global Healthcare Accreditation
  • Joint Commission International
  • KTQ International
  • QUAD A
  • Temos International

 

  • Accreditation organisations
  • American Accreditation Commission International
  • Accreditation Canada
  • ACHC International
  • ACHS International
  • Acreditas Global
  • CHKS
  • COHSASA
  • DNV-GL Healthcare
  • Global Healthcare Accreditation
  • International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Organisation
  • International Society for Quality in Health Care
  • Joint Commission International
  • KTQ International
  • QUAD A
  • Temos International

Tables

  • Top 50 global medical tourism destinations 2019
  • Medical tourism inbound 2020
  • Medical tourism inbound 2021
  • Medical tourism inbound 2022
  • Medical tourism inbound 2023
  • Top 50 outbound medical tourism sources 2019
  • Medical tourism outbound 2020
  • Medical tourism outbound 2021
  • Medical tourism outbound 2023
  • Medical tourism revenue top 25 destinations 2019
  • Medical tourism revenue destinations 2020
  • Medical tourism revenue destinations 2021
  • Medical tourism revenue destinations 2022
  • Medical tourism revenue destinations 2023

Medical tourism country profiles 2024

The world’s only detailed country profiles of 172 countries involved in medical tourism.

  • Inbound medical tourism 2019
  • Inbound medical tourism 2020
  • Inbound medical tourism 2021
  • Inbound medical tourism 2022
  • Inbound medical tourism 2023
  • Inbound health and wellness
  • Outbound medical tourism
  • Tourists 2019
  • Tourists 2020
  • Tourists 2021
  • Tourists 2022
  • Tourists 2023
  • Medical tourism revenue USD 2019
  • Medical tourism revenue USD 2020
  • Medical tourism revenue USD 2021
  • Medical tourism revenue USD 2022
  • Population 2024
  • Diaspora
  • Overview
  • Potential
  • Medical tourism numbers in
  • Reliability of numbers
  • Medical tourism numbers targets
  • Health tourism numbers in
  • Health tourism numbers targets
  • Medical tourism visas
  • Where medical tourists come from
  • Why inbound medical tourists go there
  • Inbound medical tourism treatments
  • Hospitals and clinics in medical tourism
  • Target markets by country
  • Medical tourism promotion
  • Medical tourism financial incentives and grants
  • Medical tourism at airports and airlines
  • Health tourism
  • Health tourism promotion
  • Health tourism financial incentives and grants
  • Medical tourism revenue
  • Medical tourism revenue targets
  • Health tourism revenue
  • Health tourism revenue targets
  • Medical tourism numbers out
  • Medical tourism outbound spending
  • Where medical tourists go
  • Why outbound medical tourists go abroad
  • Health insurers and medical tourism
  • Domestic medical tourism
  • Medical tourism regulation
  • Medical tourism price regulation
  • Promotional organisations

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