A Structure-Conduct-Performance Analysis of Medical Tourism in Singapore

41 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2010 Last revised: 12 May 2011

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

Date Written: June 13, 2009

Abstract

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

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

Lydia L. Gan (Contact Author)

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James R. Frederick

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke - Medical Tourism Research Center ( email )

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Pembroke, NC 28372
United States

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