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Expanding Healthcare Infrastructure Boosting Medical Tourism Industry In Malaysia

The medical tourism industry in Malaysia has been growing tremendously over the past few years and has become a major attractive medical destination for several developing countries. One of the biggest drivers of the Malaysian medical tourism industry is the regions improving health infrastructure. The country has shown remarkable improvement in meeting the demand for quality-assured medical care via trained medical specialists and first-class facilities. The country has a well-laid medical infrastructure to support the medical tourism industry. As per the statistics revealed by the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia in 2005, there were 222 private hospitals that reached 246 at the end of 2008. The nation has a complete network of hospitals and clinics, with 88.5 % of the population residing within 3 Miles of a public health clinic or a private medical practitioner.

The country has accredited hospitals so as to meet the international standards. The accreditation includes those conferred by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and those accredited by Joint Commission International. Currently, Malaysia has eight hospitals accredited by the JCI like Gleneagles Hospital, Pantai Hospital and many more in addition to 41 private hospitals registered under the MHTC. In total, there are 71 hospitals accredited by MSQH.

The Malaysian medical tourism has continued to witness swift growth during the last few years, owing to rising healthcare infrastructure. Further, according to the latest report by RNCOS, Malaysia Medical Tourism Outlook 2012, Malaysia has developed its infrastructure for various alternative treatment therapies like ayurveda, siddha, unani, traditional Chinese medicine, and traditional systems of medicine also, which are highly popular among medical tourists. These practices not only remove any possible additional affects of the illness but also increase the resilience of the body with no side effect.

The report provides an in-depth research and rational analysis of the current status and expected position of the tourism industry in Malaysia. It facilitates the future forecasts on Malaysia medical tourism industry during 2011-2014. Additionally, analysis of the healthcare infrastructure along with government initiatives has also been included in the report to provide a balanced outlook on the potentials of the Malaysian Medical tourism industry.

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Medical Tourism In India

Medical tourism in India has come along way in showcasing the world class standard of hospital, cutting edge technology and commitment towards clinical research and development. Consistently providing safe, excellent, high-quality care and generally just as high as and sometime even higher than the western wealthy countries that to at the most affordable cost are few highlight of Medical Tourism in India. With warmness in climate and hospitality, Indian hospitals provide significant advantage in terms of quality of treatment and clinical competence of its doctors.

Undoable, the quality and competence with which treatment like off beating heart surgery are performed at good hospitals in India is far ahead of the volume of similar work in the developed world. Be it Joint replacement, Spine surgery, Brain Tumor, Angioplasty, Infertility, Urology or any other specialty Indian hospital have made a successful presence on the map of Medical Tourism. Most of the top hospitals in India are equipped with the best in class of technology and latest equipment like 182 slice CT scan, Computer Navigated surgery and digital cath labs, while many of the hospitals in the developed world are still using equipment which is at least a generation older. And for sure, because of it hospitals in India are able to offer outcomes backed by best in class clinical skills and contemporary technology at a fraction of the cost in the West.

Medical Tourism in India have few other advantages in selecting India as preferred medical care destinations, which actually helps a person to take convinced decision. Few of them are

1) Most of the doctors in reputed hospitals are US or UK trained and thus is enough reason to fulfill the needs and expectation of patients coming from abroad.

2) English is widely spoken and understood in India and thereby minimizing language barrier

3) Direct or one stop flights from most of the countries

4) Peoples from other countries are treated with great respect and dignity as takes forward the culture along with its tradition.

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Singapore Medical Tourism Industry Outlook To 2015

Executive Summary

The report titled Singapore Medical Tourism Industry Outlook to 2015 provides a comprehensive analysis of the Singapore Medical tourism industry covering in detail various aspects such as market size on the basis of number of foreign patients, medical tourist arrivals, revenue from foreign patients, medical tourist receipts, market segmentation, competitive landscape and profiles of the major hospitals treating foreign patients in the country. The report also entails major drivers and growth barriers of medical tourism market.
The future outlook along with projections and macro-economic factors has also been presented providing an insight on the prospects in the medical tourism industry.

Singapore is currently the second largest medical tourism market in Asia closely following behind India in terms of revenue from foreign patients. Countrys advanced healthcare services coupled with world class trained doctors, reasonable travel cost and 21 JCI accredited hospitals and medical centers has aided the medical tourism industry to allure foreign patients from South East Asia, North America and Europe.

Cardiology, ophthalmology and oncology are the leading services for which Singapore has achieved specialization. The country also has a booming dental market. Singapore is generally preferred for more intricate medical procedures such as oncology treatment and transplants therefore the country generally caters to the high end medical treatment. Since these procedures are more expensive compared to other treatments, Singapore might register less number of medical patients but earns higher revenue.

Singapore is largely famous for intricate medical procedures such as heart surgeries. The country possesses highly qualified doctors with updated medical technology in most of the medical centers. In 2010, ~ thousand foreign patients visited Singapore. The number of foreign patients increased to ~ thousand in 2010.

Singapore is expected to witness a growth of ~% in the inflow of foreign patients (medical tourist, general tourist and foreigners residing in the country seeking medical treatment) in 2011 to ~ thousand. Total revenue generated from international patients will be USD ~ million in 2011. It is estimated that in the next 5 years, foreign patient arrivals from Indonesia, Japan, the US, the UK will increase phenomenally as countrys healthcare system expand in terms of infrastructure and clinical specialties.

Key Topics Covered in the Report:

1 Number of Foreign Patients and Revenue from Foreign Patients, 2005-2010
2 Number of Medical Tourists and Medical tourist receipts, 2005-2010
3 Foreign Patients by Nationality, 2010
4 Major Drivers and Growth Barriers of Medical Tourism in Singapore
5 Competitive Landscape of top hospitals treating foreign patients, 2010
6 Future Outlook along with future projections on number of foreign patients and medical tourist arrivals in the country along with the receipts, 2011-2015
7 Historical and Projections of Industry Factors including Number of Tourist Arrivals and Receipts, Number of Hospitals, Medical Centers and Clinics along with beds, Inpatients and Outpatients Admissions, Registered Health Personnel and Healthcare Expenditure, 2005-2015

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Medical Tourism, A Saviour For Many

Quality medical care is every human’s birth right and when you can’t get it in your own country, simple, just travel to a health tourism hub. Factors such as highly-priced treatments and procedures, hefty after care costs, long-waiting periods and an insufficient insurance cover deter many from obtaining medical care. Global healthcare, on the other hand, counters all these aspects and lets you have the best treatment available at an affordable cost. Given the scenario, it has found millions of takers the world over, be it the developed nations like the USA, UK and Canada, countries from the African continent or from the Middle East. Surgery abroad is no more looked upon with doubts and concerns, I mean who has the time for these when what you really need is expert care and not too many hassles, financial and otherwise. A social medical system in the first-world countries actually makes the whole process of getting to a professional or a procedure rather tedious. This isn’t the case in medical tourism destinations, including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and even Turkey. Each of these nations has various world-class private hospitals that offer not only a comprehensible list of services but have proper accreditation from globally-recognized medical bodies like the Joint Commission International. The moment you enter these private healthcare centers you know you have taken a right decision. Right from the medical equipment being used to the infrastructure, from the trained nursing staff to the efficient administration taking care of all your needs, from excellent accommodation facilities to a well-organized after-care services from the specialties covered to highly experienced professionals, everything about these places is geared to make your stay and treatment pleasant and successful one. While it is common understanding that mainstream specialties are given importance, here you’ll even find elective procedures being done and performed in a highly elaborate. Be it urgent or non-urgent, every treatment, every specialty has a dedicated set of people, nursing staff and doctors to look after. This is your chance at being hale and hearty again and getting rid of that long-standing illness, don’t miss it for the world.

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