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PN 2013-11: Health-enhancing Holidays: Challenges in Expanding Medical Tourism in the Philippines

Medical tourism is poised to continue growing globally in the next few years due to combined economic, demographic, epidemiological, communication, and transport trends. While the Philippines offers better prices than its Asian competitors in surgical procedures, it continues to get a minuscule share of the medical tourism market. Why? What needs to be done to change this status?

This Policy Note provides a comprehensive view of the industry and discusses the global market demand and the drivers of growth. It then tries to understand the domestic industry by (a) exploring its demand and supply aspects, (b) undertaking an industry benchmarking exercise, and (c) examining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.



Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Picazo, Oscar F.; Philippines; medical tourism; industry benchmarks; market profile; demand for medical tourists;
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Published in 2013 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 634 times since November 07, 2013
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