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Medical Travel & Tourism Global Market Report 2nd Edition

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  • 179 Pages
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • LaingBuisson
  • ID: 5010737

The second edition of the Medical Travel and Tourism global market report is essential reading if you wish to make more informed decisions and deliver a better return on your investment when targeting the international patient.

This report will help you to understand the competition in terms of which countries have the highest number of incoming medical travellers and the US$ earned, and identify which countries have significant outgoing medical travel flows. It will give you the benefit of an impartial, un-hyped view of what is happening now and what the future trends may be.

Monitoring the ever-changing world of medical tourism is a challenge for every destination and healthcare provider involved in the international patient business. Organisations must adapt their medical tourism strategy in response to a changing market. To do that, they need to know which countries are doing well or badly, who is going where, the treatments they are seeking, why they are going there, and how political, economic, social and technological changes are impacting the medical tourism market.

The Medical Travel and Tourism global market report, second edition provides extensive insight into what is happening now, and what the future trends may be.

What the report covers

  • Assessment of the size and nature of the medical travel market.
  • Analysis of how political, economic, social and technological changes are impacting the medical tourism market.
  • Factors that are encouraging or constraining the global growth of medical tourism.
  • Insights into supply chains, business models, products and the target consumer
  • Insight into who is going where and what treatments they are seeking.
  • Discussion of which countries are doing well, and which badly in this dynamic market.

Who is the report for

  • Professionals working in healthcare markets around the world
  • Hospital and clinic groups operating internationally
  • International patient departments
  • Travel agents
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Investors and private equity
  • International insurers
  • National government policy-makers
  • Travel and tourism organisations
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Investors and private equity
  • Lawyers
  • Policy advisors
  • Think tanks
  • Management consultants

What You Get

  • Multi-user Digital PDF and Data in Excel + Printed Hard Copy
  • Access to Online Country Profiles and a 12-month subscription

Table of Contents

1.1 Problems in measurement
1.2 Medical travel definition
1.3 Why migration alters figures
1.3.1 International Migrant Stock 2019, UN DESA
1.3.2 Implication for medical travel measurement
1.4 Why countries overstate medical traveller numbers
1.5 Should distance and country definitions matter?
1.5.1 England, Britain, UK?
1.5.2 USA islands and inter-state medical travel
1.5.3 Adopting tourism industry definitions also brings problems
1.6 Factors affecting medical tourism global growth
1.6.1 Changes to supply have a long lead time in healthcare
1.6.2 Price transparency decreases medical tourism
1.6.3 Build-it-and-they-will-come model may not boost overseas demand
1.6.4 Take the doctors and treatments to the country: a growing option
1.6.5 Diaspora market may not have long-term potential
1.6.6 What attracts a tourist may not persuade a medical traveller
1.6.7 Offering treatment not available in target countries may not be sustainable
1.7 IMTJ Medical Travel Climate Survey 2019
1.7.1 Views on the market
1.7.2 Services and activity
1.7.3 Challenges
1.7.4 Marketing
1.8 Other sources as indicators of medical tourism market development
1.8.1 World Travel & Tourism Council
1.8.2 The World Tourism Organisation and European Travel Commission ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ Report 2018
1.8.3 European Parliament report on health tourism Health tourism definitions Market statistics Other findings in the paper EU policies for health and medical tourism
1.8.4 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic Franco-Belgium healthcare cooperation Greek-Bulgarian cross-border health tourism Poland health tourism project
1.8.5 Global medical price trends 2019 (Willis Towers Watson) Prices rises and medical travel
1.8.6 UNWTO: World tourism reports (2018 and 2019) UNWTO World Tourism Barometer 2018 UNWTO International Tourism Highlights UNWTO World tourism barometer H1 2019
1.8.7 ITB Berlin: IPK World Travel Monitor, March 2019 Terrorism and travel safety 2019 forecast
1.8.8 European travel data (Eurostat, 2017)
1.8.9 European Travel Commission (European Tourism Trends & Prospects 2018)
1.8.10 European Union tourism trends (WTO and EC 2018)
1.8.11 Asia tourism trends China outbound and inbound travel
1.8.12 Gulf travel
2.1 Medical tourism revenue
2.2 Health and wellness tourism revenue
2.2.1 Global wellness tourism numbers (Global Wellness Institute)
2.2.2 Health and wellness tourism revenue potential (Global Wellness Institute)
2.2.3 World wellness revenue by sector type (Global Wellness Institute)
3.1 India medical tourism profile
3.2 Inbound medical and health tourism numbers
3.3 Medical tourism revenue
3.4 Where medical tourists come from
3.5 Target markets
3.6 Medical tourism visas
3.7 Why medical and health tourists go to India
3.8 Hospitals and clinics in medical tourism
3.9 Medical and health tourism promotion
3.10 Medical tourism regulation
3.11 Advertising regulation
3.12 Patient safety regulation
3.13 Medical and health tourism financial incentives
3.14 Links with airports and airlines and railways
3.15 Surrogacy tourism
3.16 Transplant tourism
3.17 Promotional organisations
3.17.1 National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board
3.17.2 Kerala Medical Value Travel Society
3.17.3 Maharashata Medical Tourism Promotion Council
4.1 Health and wellness tourism trends (Health and Fitness Travel)
4.2 Global Wellness Trends Report 2019 (Global Wellness Summit)
4.3 Spa trends in the USA (International SPA Association - ISPA)
4.3.1 (ISPA) 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study
4.3.2 (ISPA) 2018 U.S. Spa Industry Study
4.3.3 Medical spas in the USA (American Med Spa Association - AmSpa)
4.4 Global Wellness lifestyle real estate and communities
5.1 Medical tourism flows
5.1.1 Medical tourism flows are increasingly regional
5.1.2 Domestic medical tourism should not be underestimated
5.2 Medical tourism agents
5.2.1 Role of the agent
5.2.2 Risks: medical travel agency failures, fraud and scams Satori World Medical, USA EcuMedical Resources International, Canada Planet Hospital, USA
5.2.3 Medical tourism agency regulation and the law
5.2.4 Agency relationships with overseas hospitals
5.3 Medical tourism advertising, videos and social media
5.3.1 Advertising regulation Advertising regulation in UK
5.3.2 Social media and fake reviews Online reviews International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network South Korea cosmetic surgery fake reviews
5.3.3 Use of video
5.4 Other regulations and laws affecting medical tourism businesses
5.4.1 Price regulation
5.4.2 EU Professional liability insurance requirements
5.4.3 EU Package Travel Directive
5.4.4 European standards on cosmetic surgery
5.4.5 European standards on non-surgical medical procedures
5.5 Treatment safety and medical negligence
5.5.1 Safety
5.5.2 Thailand cosmetic surgery case study
5.5.3 Legal recourse
5.6 Healthcare apps and comparison sites
5.6.1 The rise of healthcare apps
5.6.2 Evolving impact of medical price comparison sites
5.6.3 Cleverer use of pricing
5.6.4 Lessons from insurance comparison sites: take customer reviews seriously
5.6.5 Site fees will come from bookings, not advertising
5.7 Other medical tourism market providers
5.7.1 Airlines
5.7.2 Hotels Emerging hotel-hospital/healthcare partnerships Hotel supply as a limiting factor for inbound medical travel
5.7.3 Medical cruise and wellness tourism
5.7.4 Travel agencies and tour operators
5.8 Quality control: the issue of accreditation
5.8.1 Growth of international accreditation
5.8.2 International accreditation: is it important for customer choice?
6.1 Defining a medical tourist
6.2 Motivation to become a medical tourist
6.3 Cultural sensitivity
6.4 LBGT market potential
6.4.1 ITB Berlin 2018
6.4.2 Gay Travel Index
6.4.3 Out Now – 2018 LGBT spend on travel
6.4.4 Importance of social media
6.4.5 Legal and safety concerns
6.5 Muslim and Halal sector opportunity
6.5.1 Crescent Rating of Halal tourism
6.5.2 Global Economic Impact of Muslim Tourism: 2017-2020 (Salam Standard)
6.5.3 International trips by Muslims (World Travel Monitor, ITB Berlin 2019 and IPK International)
6.6 Tailoring services to the over 60s
6.6.1 Government policy must shift
6.6.2 Inventing new ways of living
6.6.3 Realigning health systems
6.7 Carers: an overlooked segment
6.8 Influence of security and terrorism
6.9 Unfounded potential in uninsured Americans
6.10 Risks with ‘high profile’ medical tourists
6.11 IMTJ Medical Tourist Survey 2019
6.11.1 Demographics
6.11.2 Destination
6.11.3 Funding and travel arrangements
6.11.4 Drivers for travel
6.11.5 Patient experience
6.11.6 Expenditure
6.11.7 Communication
6.11.8 Follow up care and support
7.1 Addiction treatment
7.2 Reproductive care and birth tourism
7.2.1 Reproductive care and surrogacy
7.2.2 Surrogacy Cambodia India Mexico Nepal Thailand
7.2.3 Birth tourism Chinese outbound birth tourism tensions
7.3 Cancer/Oncology
7.3.1 Proton beam therapy
7.4 Cosmetic surgery
7.4.2 Cosmetic surgery market: ISAPS survey
7.4.3 Cosmetic surgery risks Brazilian buttock lift (BBL) risks Cosmetic surgery aftercare issues Mental health screening before cosmetic surgery
7.4.4 Cosmetic surgery standards
7.5 Dental travel/tourism
7.5.1 Dental tourism and New Zealand
7.5.2 Dental tourism risks: warnings from Australia
7.6 Elderly care: expatriates and convalescence travel
7.7 Eye care
7.7.1 Eye care safety
7.8 Obesity and diabetes treatment
7.8.1 Diabetes treatment
7.9 Organ transplants
7.9.1 Living donor care
7.9.2 Organ transplants regulation: Europe
7.9.3 Organ transplants regulation: global China Chile Colombia Egypt Israel Japan Norway Pakistan Philippines Taiwan Turkey United Kingdom
7.9.4 Organ transplant problems: three case studies Costa Rica Egypt India
7.10 Sex change tourism
7.11 Spas and wellness
7.11.1 Spa and wellness definitions Spa definitions: Visit Britain Spa definitions: International SPA Association (ISPA) Spa and wellness definitions: Wellness Tourism Association (WTA)
7.12 Sports medical tourism
7.13 Stem cell treatment
7.13.1 Treatment risks
7.13.2 Regulation across countries USA India Switzerland Canada Costa Rica
7.14 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
7.14.1 TCM principles
7.14.2 Global growth of TCM
7.15 Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM)
8.1 International health insurance exclusions
8.2 Travel insurance restrictions and fraud
8.3 Medical tourism insurance
8.3.1 Further: Critical Advantage
8.3.2 Medigo: Globalcover
8.3.3 SecurityTrust International: MediVISA
8.4 Medical negligence and insurance
8.4.1 Medical negligence and medical complications insurance Custom Assurance Sure Insurance Services
8.4.2 Stem cell insurance CellPlan
8.4.3 Cosmetic surgery insurance beautyprotect
8.5 Health insurance for spa treatments
8.6 Insurers as medical travel agents
9.1 The EU cross-border healthcare directive
9.1.1 EU cross-border healthcare in EFTA countries
9.2 Official EU patient information about cross-border healthcare
9.2.1 EU cross-border healthcare directive What scale of cross-border healthcare are we talking about? What about the existing legislation in this area (Regulations on social security)? What is the added benefit of this legislation? When would anyone need prior authorisation from a national authority? Can this authorisation be refused? How much will they be reimbursed after receiving a treatment abroad? Can people seek healthcare abroad if the treatment is not available in their country? Do people need to pay for cross-border treatment upfront? How can people be sure that the treatment received abroad will be followed up properly on return home?
9.3 Impact of the directive on cross-border flows
9.3.1 Politics
9.3.2 Choice of EU hospital or clinic
9.3.4 Reimbursement
9.3.5 European Reference Networks and treatment authorisation
9.4 Data on EU cross-border flows
9.4.1 EU cross-border healthcare 2016 and 2017 data Observations on cross-border flows Missing or incomplete numbers
9.4.2 European Commission 2018 report Directive awareness and developments Barriers to cross-border healthcare growth Cross-border Healthcare Directive: medical travel with prior authorisation Cross-border Healthcare Directive: medical travel without prior authorisation Cross-border patient mobility remains between neighbouring countries
9.4.3 European Court of Auditors 2018 audit
9.5 The EHIC and medical tourism