Middle East and Gulf Medical Tourism Report 2022: No Guarantee that Previous Trends will Return to How They Were in 2019

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Dublin, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Medical Tourism 2022: Middle East and Gulf Potential" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The winds of change are sweeping across medical tourism in the Middle East and Gulf.

Once seen as just a source for other medical tourism destinations, some Middle East and Gulf states have taken stock and have or will seek to increase inbound medical tourism and reduce outbound medical tourism.

Outbound medical tourism costs millions of dollars in exchange revenue but often looks to have massive inbound medical tourism potential. Huge expatriate numbers confuse the situation. Some states want to be destinations but will not succeed.

This unique analysis of regional medical tourism looks forward rather than back as the pandemic changed the rules of engagement forever.

Medical tourism in 2022 and beyond will not be a restart of how it was left in 2019 and earlier as there is no guarantee that previous trends will return.

This report looks at the potential and future in the context of how the Middle East and Gulf countries are improving healthcare, Medical tourism is too often looked at in isolation from mainstream tourism and ignoring vital information on local healthcare, compulsory health insurance and private health insurance.

The author is a specialist analyst, researcher, writer and publisher who for the last 30 years has specialised in medical tourism, international healthcare and international health insurance. The report offers a holistic view with profiles of leading countries.

A key section profiles 8 top existing and potential medical tourism destinations in the Middle East- for inbound and outbound. Another section profiles another 9 leading medical tourism sources.

For those new to medical tourism, there is background such as how published numbers can be misleading, the role of key accreditors and why people become medical tourists.

Who is the report for?

  • Professionals working in global healthcare markets

  • Hospital and clinic groups operating internationally

  • International patient departments

  • Travel and medical travel agents

  • Banks and other financial institutions

  • Investors and private equity

  • International insurers

  • National government policy-makers

  • Travel and tourism organisations

  • Lawyers

  • Policy advisors

  • Think tanks

  • Management consultants

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

  • Africa overview

  • Future of medical tourism overview

2. PREDICTIONS

  • Five reasons to be optimistic

  • How will medical travel be different?

  • How medical tourism will evolve

  • Moving away from price

  • Future of medical tourism in 2022

  • Global healthcare

  • The new normal

  • Against the new normal

  • An alternative view of global travel

  • How to save medical tourism from itself

  • Reputation

  • Future of air travel

  • Diaspora medical tourism

  • Future of health insurance and healthcare

  • Build back better

  • What got you here, won't get you there

  • Medical tourism predictions

3. TOP MIDDLE EAST DESTINATIONS

  • Top 8 existing and potential medical tourism destinations in the Middle East

    • Abu Dhabi

    • Bahrain

    • Dubai

    • Egypt

    • Iran

    • Israel

    • Jordan

    • Saudi Arabia

4. INBOUND COUNTRY PROFILES

  • Overview

  • Potential

  • Risks

  • Medical tourism numbers in

  • Reliability of numbers

  • Medical tourism numbers targets

  • Medical tourism visas

  • Where medical tourists come from

  • Why inbound medical tourists go there

  • Inbound medical tourism treatments

  • Hospitals and clinics in medical tourism

  • Target markets by country

  • Medical tourism promotion

  • Medical tourism financial incentives and grants

  • Medical tourism at airports and airlines

  • Medical tourism revenue

  • Medical tourism revenue targets

  • Domestic medical tourism

  • Medical tourism regulation

  • Medical tourism price regulation

  • Compulsory travel insurance for visitors

  • Promotional organisations

5. OUTBOUND INFORMATION ON INBOUND PROFILES

  • Medical tourism numbers out

  • Medical tourism outbound spending

  • Where medical tourists go

  • Why outbound medical tourists go abroad

  • Health insurers and medical tourism

6. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON INBOUND PROFILES

  • Tourists 2019

  • Population 2021

  • Expatriate numbers

  • Diaspora

  • Healthcare

  • Healthcare regulators

  • State health insurance

  • State health insurance top-up

  • Compulsory health insurance

7. TOP MIDDLE EAST SOURCES

  • Top 9 medical tourism sources in the Middle East

  • These are countries NOT listed as existing or potential destinations

    • Iraq

    • Kuwait

    • Lebanon

    • Libya

    • Oman

    • Qatar

    • Syria

    • UAE

    • Yemen

8. OUTBOUND PROFILES

  • Medical tourism numbers out

  • Medical tourism outbound spending

  • Where medical tourists go

  • Why outbound medical tourists go abroad

  • Health insurers and medical tourism

  • Tourists 2019

  • Population 2021

  • Expatriate numbers

  • Diaspora

  • Healthcare

  • Healthcare regulators

  • State health insurance

  • State health insurance top-up

  • Compulsory health insurance

9. MEDICAL TOURISM BACKGROUND

  • Introduction

  • History of medical tourism

  • Wellness and medical tourism

  • UNWTO definitions

  • Global figures on medical tourism

  • International patients

  • Why migration alters figures

  • Global medical tourism figures by country

  • Global medical tourism country figures illusions

  • International medical tourism

  • Regional medical tourism

  • Domestic medical tourism

  • Distribution

  • Agents

  • Agency requirements of hospitals

  • Airlines

  • Direct chat

  • International medical accreditation

  • Legal and ethical issues

  • Price comparisons

  • Price regulation

  • Smartphones

  • Why do people become medical tourists

  • Defining medical tourists

  • Cancer

  • Cosmetic surgery

  • Diabetes treatment

  • Eyecare

  • Obesity treatment

  • Organ transplants

  • Medical tourism and insurance

10. LEADING ACCREDITATION ORGANISATIONS

  • ACHS International

  • Acreditas Global

  • Accreditation Canada

  • American Accreditation Commission International

  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

  • COHSASA

  • DNV-GL Healthcare

  • Global Clinic Rating

  • Global Healthcare Accreditation

  • Global Healthcare Travel Council

  • Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programme

  • International Organisation for Standardisation

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

  • International Society for Quality in Health Care

  • International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Organisation

  • Joint Commission International

  • KTQ International

  • SafeCare

  • Temos

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