A Structure-Conduct-Performance Analysis of Medical Tourism in Singapore
Lydia L. Gan
University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Medical Tourism Research Center
James R. Frederick
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke - Medical Tourism Research Center
June 13, 2009
This study presents a structure-conduct-performance analysis of the 17 Singaporean hospitals that are engaged in the medical tourism industry. Heart bypass surgery would cost an American patient US$ 70,000 to US$ 133,000 in the United States, but would only cost US$ 16,300 in a high-tech hospital in Singapore using Western-trained surgeons. The price differential is very important to patients traveling from the United States to Singapore.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41working papers series
Date posted: September 20, 2010 ; Last revised: May 12, 2011
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