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July 16, 2018

Analysis: Is medical tourism the next big thing for the Middle East?

Since Dubai Healthcare City opened in 2002, medical tourism has been high on the agenda of the Dubai government. But since the launch of its medical tourism vision in 2014, when plans were announced to attract half a million medical tourists by 2020, statistics from Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed that in 2015, there were 630,831 medical tourists (including domestic and international patients). Of them, international tourists numbered 298,359, accounting for 46% of the total traffic...

July 16, 2018

Medical Tourism As An Engine Of Economic Growth

Medical tourism has been growing across global markets, with estimated annual revenues of $50-65 billion and an annual yearly growth of approximately 15-20%. The U.S. is currently the largest outbound market for medical tourism with around 2.5 million patients travelling abroad at an estimated spend of $35 billion for medical services. After the U.S., the highest number of outbound medical tourists comes from Russia and other CIS countries and the MENA region (with the GCC contributing 70-80%)...

July 16, 2018

The Middle East and Africa Medical Tourism Market Research Analysis

The Middle East and Africa Medical Tourism Market is growing with a CAGR of 8.17% to reach USD 2.92 billion by 2021, from USD 1.97 billion in 2016. Medical Tourism is where people who live in one place use to travel to another place to receive medical, dental and surgical care or treatment. But if at the same time receiving greater care or equal to, then they would have in their own country. They are traveling for medical care because of affordability, a higher level of quality of care or better access to care.

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