Asia and Latin America Fight Over Medical Tourism

Strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats in both regions for an industry that continues to grow.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Two large regions that are seeing their revenues grow from the medical tourism industry are Latin America and Asia. Both regions are developing economies and they have good health care options at low prices.

In the report published in Medical Tourism Magazine, some of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the two regions are explored to compare and contrast their potential.

The report highlights the economic opportunities that Latin America can have in the future with the growing interest in the medical tourism industry. Although it is not as advanced in the development of medical tourism as are Asian countries, Latin America has several advantages that can support it, such as its proximity to North America, low labor cost (particularly compared to Northern America), ...

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