Title

Medical Tourism Private Hospitals: Focus India

Department

Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2010

Abstract

This article examines demand factors for sophisticated medical treatments offered by private hospitals operating in India. Three types of medical tourism exist: Outbound, Inbound, and Intrabound. Increased profi tability and positive growth trends by private hospital chains can be attributed to rising domestic income levels within India. Not all of the chains examined were fi nancially solvent. Some of the hospital groups in this sample that advertised directly to potential Inbound medical tourists appear to be experiencing negative cash flows.

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