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Medical Tourism - Paul Draft[1]

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Executive Summary FBN Development is looking to develop hotels that target the Medical Tourist market segment. FBN realizes that the medical tourism market is an emerging market and has potential for growth. FBN has challenged our team of interns to compile relevant information on the industry; more specifically, to provide a brief overview of the current state of medical tourism, the future of the industry, the needs and desires of medical tourists, and to extract useful information about competitive properties. Our team will make suggestions to FBN Development by answering questions that both summarize and depict the medical tourism industry: What medical tourism is and how it has evolved. Which countries are active in this market on both the demand and the supply side? What the outlook is for medical tourism. Where medical tourists are staying now while they visit these other countries. What physical features or amenities these existing facilities offer to medical tourism guests, if any. What FBN Hotels should do or build if it wants to capitalize on this market segment. This report will outline the stated questions, so FBN Development can make a sound business decision about potentially investing in the medical tourism industry. The suggestions presented within this report are the result of extensive market research and the analytical rigor of our team.
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March 09,2009 Medical Tourism Overview FBN Development Review of Medial Tourism and Demand Medical tourism concept Medical tourism is an emerging market that results from wealthy patients traveling internationally, often to a less developed or emerging market, for several reasons: discounted procedures, long waiting lists at home, and new technologies available abroad. Hospitality firms are taking advantage of the increased travel through providing high quality hotels and tourism services for patients and their families. Patients typically do not travel alone, so accompanying families often spend additional money in local economies. Estimates by McKinsey & Co project over 85,000 patients traveling internationally each year; a significant market segment with disposable income worth tapping into. Discounted medical procedures have been cited as the number one reason patients travel internationally for treatment. Surgeries in a developed country may only cost a fraction of the price in an emerging country. For example, a liver transplant can cost more than $300,000 in the U.S., but would cost only $69,000 in an emerging market like India. The discounted price of surgery can be attributed to high health care costs in the U.S. and government subsidies given to developing markets that are becoming reliant on the influx of wealthy travelers.
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  • Spring '08
  • ROBSON
  • Medical tourism, complex sentence structures, new administrations intentions, News Source article, spliced sentance Plural

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