The progress of the Medical Tourism phenomenon has had enormous impact not just for the patient alone but it has also influenced economic, social, environmental, business and medical sectors. Dr. Prem Jagyasi, renowned researcher and consultant puts light on both the positive and negative impacts of medical tourism which are more than obvious.
IMPACT ON GLOBAL HEALTHCARE
- Innovation in Healthcare Solutions
- Enhancements in Healthcare Solutions
- Enhancements in number of Healthcare Professionals
- International Standards in Healthcare Solutions
- Emergence of supporting/subsidiary Healthcare Infrastructure
POSITIVE IMPACTS ON A NATION
- Social Impact
- Financial Impact
- Industrial Impact
- Public and Private sectors
- Intellectual Impact
- Political Impact
Medical Tourism doesn’t only provide benefits to international patients; it extends a wide spectrum of benefits to many industries such as the healthcare industry, travel & tourism, commercial sector, government relationships, international accreditation sector, amongst others.
Both positive and negative impacts of medical tourism on healthcare, economic, social and environmental sectors creates opportunities and challenges for this growing industry which require cohesive collaborative work between various stakeholders.
Note: Article published in MT Magazine