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Health care can be opaque and some consumers are looking for alternatives, medical tourism is one approach.
MEDICAL TOURISM RISING
The market for medical tourism is increasing and is expected to grow further. The growth will be built not on nose jobs and dental implants but on costlier and riskier procedures with longer recovery times, such as knee replacements and heart surgeries
Like travel booking websites Medical Tourism Platforms are emerging all over the world. They are aimed at medical tourists and are trying to do what Airbnb or Hotels do for the general public.
Instead of searching for a place to stay, users type in a medical procedure and get a list of clinics or doctors in nations that offer the surgery.
SCROLL AND CLICK
Scroll and click on a link to make an appointment. The companies charge providers a commission for bookings or a flat subscription fee to be on the platform.
Some websites offer patient reviews and can also put prospective patients in touch with someone who had the operation in the same hospital.
BRING THE FAMILY
By adding other revenue streams, such as planning beach vacations for recuperating patients and their families by integrating their platforms with popular travel sites like Tripadvisor.
ONE STOP SHOP
These platforms can include health insurance links and package finance, as well as travel, accommodation, post-surgery rehab and other services.
TripAdvisor and Agoda for accommodations, Airbnb for longer stays, and Uber and Grab for ground transport.
BARRIERS STILL EXIST
Medical tourism needs to get more people comfortable with the idea of getting major surgeries abroad by showing them that the care is as good and safe as at home.
Medical tourism sites catering to patients looking for cheaper cosmetic and dental procedures are working to attract people who will travel for more costly surgeries.