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Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

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 Table of Contents ................................................................................................... 1Project Aim ............................................................................................................ 2Objective ................................................................................................................ 23. Context ............................................................................................................. 23.1 Area of Research ....................................................................................... 23.2 India present health care out look ............................................................. 33.3 Overview of medical tourism in India ........................................................ 33.4 Overview of tourism in India ..................................................................... 3Literature Review ................................................................................................... 44.1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 44.2 Commercialization of Health Care ............................................................. 44.3 Socio-cultural Impacts of Tourism ............................................................. 54.4 Medical Tourism ........................................................................................ 64.5 Potential markets for Medical Tourism ...................................................... 64.6 Conclusion ................................................................................................. 7METHODOLOGY ...................................................................................................... 75.1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 75.2 Data Collection .......................................................................................... 85.3 Sample Characteristics .............................................................................. 85.4 Data Analysis ............................................................................................ 9Ethical Issues ......................................................................................................... 9
 
Project Aim
To review the opportunities for health tourism in India.
Objective
The main objectives of this research are:
To review the tourism industry in India.
To review the healthcare industry in India.
To study and analyze the growth of the inbound patients to India from other nations.
To see an opportunity for tourism and healthcare industry as a complimentaryproduct
To do a comparative study of medical tourism industry of India with other growing nations.
To understand the contribution of medical tourism industry towards the growthof other sectors in India.
To conclude as to the extent of opportunities for health tourism in India..
3. Context
3.1 Area of Research
This study will emphasize on the concept of medical tourism, its cause, demand,importance, effectiveness and its impact on tourism and other sectors. It will alsoinvolve understanding the contribution to country’s GDP, growth rate of ancillaryhealth services. The research will identify the contribution made to the employmentgrowth as a result of increasing jobs; study the effect on improvement ininfrastructure in healthcare industry. Besides this research will identify the impact on
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the growth in number of doctors, trained healthcare professionals. The study will alsoidentify the extent of growth such as hospitality, airlines, and food manufacturingindustries due to tremendous growth of medical tourism in India. The research willbring to light the increasing pressure on the medical institutions which will have toproduce more qualified and increased number of professionals to meet the demand.This increased demand as a result of flourishing medical tourism industry will alsopresent an opportunity for further improvement in R&D and more effective methodsof treatment. The research focuses mainly on some key issues, review the healthcare and tourism industry in India, evaluate the reasons that why inbound patientscoming for treatment from other part of the country.
3.2 India present health care out look
The health care sector in India has increased its pace to be one of the fastestgrowing industries. The privatization of the healthcare industry has carried with itexcellent facilities, considerable advancement in infrastructure offering world-classtreatments. India has a good number of top quality hospitals and treatments at verylow cost and has proved itself to be one of the best places for the medical treatmentin the world. Indian hospitals are gaining reputation internationally for standards inhealthcare industry, success rates and service levels. India has the technology andhighly skilled and experienced doctors along with state of the art facilities inhospitals, nurses and paramedical staff to compete on a global level.
3.3 Overview of medical tourism in India
India is fast emerging as a preferred destination for medical tourism. Private medicalcentres in the country stand out in all medical treatments and a large number of patients from other nations are visiting India for treatments of ailments.
 
Millionsthrong visit every year for treatment and then recover while vacationing at the sametime.
 
Low cost of treatment and high standard of medical care facility, along withshorter waiting time for any treatment in India than any other part of the globe is oneof its distinct advantages. In addition, top-class medical expertise at attractive pricesis helping more and more Indian corporate hospitals to attract foreign patients.
3.4 Overview of tourism in India
The tourism industry in India is considerable and dynamic, and the country is fastevolving as a key global destination. India’s travel and tourism industry is one of 
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