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Japanese Medical Tourists

  1. 1. Japanese Tourists’ Attitude Towards<br /> Medical Tourism in Korea<br />Ki Nam Jin<br />Dept of Health Administration<br />Yonsei Univ.<br />
  2. 2. I. Introduction<br />- Study Background<br />- Study Purpose<br />
  3. 3. Study Backgrounds<br />1. Emergence of medical tourism market:<br /> - $ 26 billion market(2007)<br /> - US: Around 1 million medical travelers to foreign nations(2009) <br /> 2. Medical tourism as a new growth engine in Asian countries<br /> - Thailand (2,000,000 medical travelers expected in 2010) (Korea tourism organization)<br />- Singapore(400,000 medical travelers estimated in 2010), <br /> - India($2 billion market by 2012)<br />
  4. 4. Study Backgrounds<br />3. Korea as a newcomer in medical tourism market<br /> - legislation passed in May 2009 to allow hospitals/clinics to seek out foreign patients.<br /> - Up from 16,000 medical travelers(2007) to<br /> 60,201 medical travelers(2010)<br /> 4. Need to develop customized medical tourism<br /> package for each nation<br />
  5. 5. Study Purpose<br /><ul><li>To examine the Utilization pattern of Japanese patients.
  6. 6. To study the attitudes of Japanese patients. </li></li></ul><li>II. Methods<br /><ul><li>Data for Utilization Pattern Analysis
  7. 7. Data for Attitude Analysis</li></li></ul><li>Data for Utilization Pattern Analysis<br /><ul><li>Reported Data from registered hospitals/clinics for medical tourism</li></ul> - 2009 Utilization Report from 1,543 Hospitals/Clinics<br />
  8. 8. Data for Attitude Analysis<br /><ul><li>Questionnaire Survey</li></ul> - April 26, 2010 – May 15, 2010<br /> - Downtown in Seoul<br /><ul><li> Study Sample</li></ul> - 127 Japanese Tourists<br /> - Convenience Sampling<br />
  9. 9. III. Results<br /><ul><li>Utilization Pattern Analysis
  10. 10. Japanese tourists’ Attitude Analysis</li></li></ul><li>Utilization<br /> Pattern<br /> Analysis<br />
  11. 11. Utilization<br /> Pattern<br /> Analysis<br /><ul><li>Medical Tourists in Korea, 2009</li></ul> - Total number: 60,201<br /> - Inpatients 3,915 (6.5%)<br /> - % of Medical tourists in Korean Hospitals/clinics: 0.14%<br /> - Total Payments by Medical Tourists, 2009: $45 million<br /> - Average Payment: $780<br /> - Inpatient Payment: $5,500 <br />
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  14. 14. 2. Japanese Tourists’ Attitude<br />
  15. 15. <Table1> Socio-demographic characteristics<br />
  16. 16. <Table2> Awareness on healthcare services between two nations<br />
  17. 17. <Table3> Awareness on healthcare services between two nations by <br />Age of Japanese Tourists<br />
  18. 18. <Table4> Awareness on healthcare services between two nations by <br />Sex of Japanese Tourists<br />
  19. 19. <Table 5> Korean healthcare services utilization<br />
  20. 20. <Table 6> Attitudes on healthcare services in Korea<br />
  21. 21. <Table 7> Preferred medical tourism destination by <br />Age of Japanese Tourists<br />
  22. 22. <Table 8> Preferred medical tourism destination by <br />Sex of Japanese Tourists<br />
  23. 23. <Table 9> Intention to use medical service in Korea<br />
  24. 24. <Table 10> Interest on Beauty care by Age of Japanese Tourists<br />
  25. 25. <Table 11> Interest on Medical services by Sex of Japanese Tourists<br />
  26. 26. IV. Conclusion<br />
  27. 27. 1. Since the Japanese patients are the second largest group among the medical travelers, we need to develop attractive medical services for them.<br /> - Nearly 80% of them are females. Hence we need to develop attractive medical services for female travelers.<br />
  28. 28. 2. Since the beauty care and oriental medicine are the popular services among the Japanese travelers, we need to develop these services.<br /> - Example: Therapeutic tea customized for physical constitution. <br />
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  30. 30. 체질별 차를 <br />알아보는 표<br />
  31. 31. Thank you !<br />

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