41 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last revised: 12 May 2011
Date Written: 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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Gan, Lydia L. and Frederick, James R., A Structure-Conduct-Performance Analysis of Medical Tourism in Singapore (June 13, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1679504
By Mehdi Farsi