AsiaPac is the fastest growing region in the global medtech market. This growth is fueled by public healthcare reforms, but even more so by the rapidly expanding private sector. The driving and crucial role of medical tourism in this growth is often cleanly forgotten and omitted.
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This blog will provide a concise glimpse of Malaysia’ macroeconomic situation, its healthcare-provision characteristics and organization, as well as highlight the priorities and activities shaping its private and public hospital sectors.
Health care indicators in the GCC region are relatively good and have come a long way since only a few years back. Some of the most notable changes have been the decreased infectious disease rates and significant reductions in prenatal and maternal mortality.
Factors like rapid population growth, an expanding middle class, increased life expectancy rates and a government focus on the expansion of healthcare (i.e. turning the country into a medical tourism hub for the Middle East) all contribute to the promising healthcare market landscape in the UAE.
The first in a series of two articles exploring the increasing global trend of medical tourism and how it is affecting many different healthcare systems and economies worldwide. This first article serves as an introduction to what is medical torusim and some of the most frequently asked questions on the topic.