Medical Tourism in Developing Countries:  A Symptom or Cure? Jason and Benny
 
Seminar Objectives <ul><li>To understand the term “Medical Tourism” </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate the trend of Medical Tou...
Origins of Medical Tourism <ul><li>Ancient times  </li></ul><ul><li>The Mediterranean area  </li></ul><ul><li>Small territ...
Medical Travel or Medical Tourism <ul><li>International phenomenon of individuals traveling, often great distances, to acc...
<ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable </li></ul><ul><li...
Reasons medical tourists go abroad <ul><ul><li>Real or perceived lack of services at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit...
Wellness Revolution <ul><li>A “new public health”  </li></ul><ul><li>The Third Public Health Revolution  </li></ul><ul><li...
Market Growth <ul><li>Deloitte </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimates world market at $60 billion, growing to $100 billion in 201...
Medical Tourism Around the World
So, How Does This Work?
 
Activity
Paradigm Shift in Healthcare and Tourism <ul><li>From hospitals to hospital-hotels or “hospi-tels”  </li></ul><ul><li>Hosp...
Medical tourism: The Indian Context
However,
Growth Barriers
Associated Symptoms <ul><ul><li>Insurance laws may vary  due to different legislations in different countries </li></ul></...
Future Trends <ul><ul><li>Increase of medical tourist to developing countries  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement medi...
Recommendation <ul><ul><li>It's Best Not to Travel Alone  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding the Best Medical Facility Pos...
Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Insurance laws may vary  due to different legislations in different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
References <ul><li>Huczynski, A.A., Buchanan, D.A. 2007,  Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text[online]  [online]...
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    1. 2. Medical Tourism in Developing Countries: A Symptom or Cure? Jason and Benny
    2. 4. Seminar Objectives <ul><li>To understand the term “Medical Tourism” </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate the trend of Medical Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>To critically evaluate this trend </li></ul>
    3. 5. Origins of Medical Tourism <ul><li>Ancient times </li></ul><ul><li>The Mediterranean area </li></ul><ul><li>Small territory in the Saronic Gulf (Gulf of Aeginain Greece) called Epidauria </li></ul>
    4. 6. Medical Travel or Medical Tourism <ul><li>International phenomenon of individuals traveling, often great distances, to access health care services that are otherwise not available due to high costs, long waiting lists or limited health care capacity in the country of origin. </li></ul><ul><li>U. N. Economic and Social Commission in Asia and the Pacific </li></ul>The increasing tendency among people from developed countries to undertake medical travel in combination with visiting tourist attractions. Often seen as adding medical services to the common tourism. U. N. Economic and Social Commission in Asia and the Pacific
    5. 7. <ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Additional </li></ul><ul><li>Defining Medical Tourism, Another Approach, Dr. Prem Jagyasi, Chief Strategic Officer, Medical Tourism Association, Medical Tourism Magazine, # 6, August 2008 </li></ul>
    6. 8. Reasons medical tourists go abroad <ul><ul><li>Real or perceived lack of services at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limitations imposed by payers or regulatory agencies, certain specialists and/or procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment protocols, equipment, or services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prolonged waiting periods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal reasons </li></ul></ul>
    7. 9. Wellness Revolution <ul><li>A “new public health” </li></ul><ul><li>The Third Public Health Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>More than just healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of wellness: total mind, body and spirit well-being </li></ul>
    8. 10. Market Growth <ul><li>Deloitte </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimates world market at $60 billion, growing to $100 billion in 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimates 750,000 Americans traveled abroad for medical care in 2007, growing to 9,000,000 in 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>McKinsey & Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Places the current market at 60,000 to 85,000 inpatient medical travelers annually [The numbers are based on those utilising a medical tourism operator (MTO).] </li></ul></ul>Medical Tourism Report to the American College of Surgeons Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee Highlights, James A. Unti, MD, FACS, May 9-10, 2008, Adapted from WebMD Health Services – US rates, including at least one day hospitalization; Planet Hospital – International rates, 2007 (rounded to $00) Procedure U.S. insurer’s cost $ U.S. retail Cost $ India $ Thailand $ Singapore $ Angioplasty 25,700 - 37,100 57,200 - 82,700 11,000 13,000 13,000 Heart-valve replacement 71,400 - 103,100 159,300 - 230,100 9,500 10,500 13,000 Hip replacement 18,200 - 26,400 43,800 - 63,200 9,000 12,000 12,000 Hysterectomy 9,500 - 13,800 20,400 - 29,500 2,900 4,500 ------- Knee replacement 17,600 - 25,400 40,600 - 58,700 8,500 10,000 13,000
    9. 11. Medical Tourism Around the World
    10. 12. So, How Does This Work?
    11. 14. Activity
    12. 15. Paradigm Shift in Healthcare and Tourism <ul><li>From hospitals to hospital-hotels or “hospi-tels” </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals not just for the sick </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive marketing strategies and promotion of hospital services </li></ul><ul><li>Customer satisfaction and client- focused healthcare </li></ul>
    13. 16. Medical tourism: The Indian Context
    14. 17. However,
    15. 18. Growth Barriers
    16. 19. Associated Symptoms <ul><ul><li>Insurance laws may vary due to different legislations in different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexpected expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S killed surgeons but Risky condition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical equipment might faulty or outdated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political risk (in terms of country relationships) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 20. Future Trends <ul><ul><li>Increase of medical tourist to developing countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvement medical equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India will emerging into experts in health care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New destinations (China, South Korea, UAE) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 21. Recommendation <ul><ul><li>It's Best Not to Travel Alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding the Best Medical Facility Possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek for the best consultancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan your “Medical Vacation” </li></ul></ul>
    19. 22. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Insurance laws may vary due to different legislations in different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexpected expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical equipment might faulty or outdated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political risk (in terms of country relationships) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity </li></ul></ul>
    20. 23. References <ul><li>Huczynski, A.A., Buchanan, D.A. 2007, Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text[online] [online], Pearson Education, Available from: http://books.google.com/books?id=28K5fCO0z4sC&printsec=frontcover&dq=organizational+behaviour&client=safari#v=onepage&q=&f=false [Accessed: 21.11.2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Mullins, L.J. 2001, Hospitality Management & Organizational Behavior[online] [online], Longman Group, United Kingdom, p.56-70, Available from: http://books.google.com/books?id=J_GGJQOw4GYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=organizational+behaviour+hospitality&client=safari#v=onepage&q=organizational%20behaviour%20hospitality&f=false [Accessed: 21.11.2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Florence, B., Brownell, J. 2008, Organizational Behavior for the Hospitality Industry[online] [online], Prentice Hall, Available from: http://books.google.com/url?client=ca-google-gppd&format=googleprint&num=0&channel=BTB-ca-google-gppd+BTB-ISBN:0132447371&q=http://www.amazon.com/gp/search%3Findex%3Dbooks%26linkCode%3Dqs%26keywords%3D0132447371&usg=AFQjCNGygA45IV48a-KTqa7xDeQ0UYuwQg&source=gbs_buy_s&cad=0 [Accessed: 21.11.2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Blanchard, K. 2000, gung ho!® - ken blanchard's organizational development system [online], Available from: http://www.businessballs.com/gunghokenblanchard.htm [Accessed: 22.11.2009] </li></ul><ul><li>, S.H 2008, What is Organizational Behaviour? [online], Available from: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1059379/what_is_organizational_behaviour.html?cat=3 [Accessed: 20.11.2009]. </li></ul><ul><li>Alvesson, M 2002, Understanding organizational culture : Organizational Culture Series , SAGE, London </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Schein, H.E 2004, Organizational culture and leadership : The Jossey-Bass business & management series. Jossey- Bass social and behavioral science series, J-B US non-Franchise Leadership [online], John Wiley ^ Sons, Available from: http://books.google.com/books?id=xhmezDokfnYC&dq=levels+of+culture+in+organizational+culture&as_brr=3&hl=ja&source=gbs_navlinks_s [Accessed: 20.11.2009] </li></ul><ul><li>Unknnown Author 2009, Three Levels of Culture : Defining organizational culture [online], Available from: http://www.valuebasedmanagement.net/methods_schein_three_levels_culture.html [Accessed: 18.11.2009 </li></ul>
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