Mexico and Caribbean countries observe the majority of U.S. outbound medical patients undergoing dental treatment. India and Thailand are major countries performing cardiovascular treatment, whereas Mexico, India, and Singapore are major countries performing cardiovascular treatment. For weight loss treatment, the preferred countries by U.S. outbound medical patients are Jordan, Poland, India, and Mexico.

North America outbound medical tourism services market is estimated to account for US$ 190,670.8 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027

North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market: Drivers

Increasing rate of uninsured population is expected to boost growth of North America outbound medical tourism services market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s report ‘Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018’, published in November 2019, in 2018, 8.5% of people in the U.S. did not have health insurance at any point during the year. The uninsured rate and number of uninsured increased from by 7.9% compared to 2017.

North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market: Opportunities 

Significant developments in telemedicine is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the market. For instance, in March 2020, UK HealthCare launched a new telemedicine program to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market: Restraints

High incidence of pandemic diseases can exert serious adverse impact on outbound medical tourism market. For instance, according to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affected 5354 people in Australia & New Zealand as of March 2020. 

Moreover, problems associated with language barriers and privacy concerns are also expected to limit growth of the market.

Key Takeaways:

North America outbound medical tourism services market was valued at US$ US$ 33,739.1 Mn in 2019 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 190,670.8 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 24.2%. Increasing rate of health insurance premiums is also expected to aid in growth of the market

Orthopedic Treatment segment held dominant position in North America outbound medical tourism services market in 2019, accounting for 36.4% share in terms of value, followed by Cosmetic Surgery Treatment, respectively. Growing medical tourism in developing economies is expected to assist the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Market Trends

High incidence of pandemic diseases has led to collapse of outbound medical tourism. For instance, in March 2020, in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Australia imposed border closure. 

According to The World Travel & Tourism Council’s November 2019, the U.S. is the world’s leading outbound medical tourism market, representing 20% of the market, with US citizens spending US$ 2.3 billion on medical tourism services abroad in 2017.

Regulations

  • Necessary provision of coverage for follow-up care should be in place to ensure effective treatment outside the U.S.
  • Outbound medical traveller must be informed about the regulations and rules for availing treatment outside the U.S.
  • Patient health records should be well organized, protected and transferred from the countries outside the U.S. from where treatment is availed as per guidelines of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Action (HIPAA)
  • Patients travelling out of the U.S. for treatment should be aware about existing potential risks for surgical treatment and procedures

North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in North America outbound medical tourism services market include, Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited, Bumrungrad International Hospital, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Christus Muguerza Hospital, WorldMed Assist, Mednamaste, and Global Medical Tourism Inc.

North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market: Key Developments 

March 2020: Christus Muguerza Hospital participated in the forum "9M: Working together for equity", which was organized by the Autonomous University of Nuevo León

November 2019: Bumrungrad Hospital launched a new business model of “Bumrungrad Health Network”, an intensive cooperation with allied hospitals

Segmentation

Scope of the report

  • North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market, By Therapeutic Application:
    • Cosmetic Surgery Treatment 
    • Dental Treatment 
    • Cardiovascular Treatment 
    • Orthopedic Treatment 
    • Cancer Treatment 
    • Fertility Treatment 
    • Weight Loss Treatment 
    • Spinal Surgery Treatment 
    • Neurology Treatment 
    • Other General Treatment
  • North America Outbound Medical Tourism Services Market, By Country:
    • U.S.
      • By Therapeutic Application:
          • Cosmetic Surgery Treatment 
          • Dental Treatment 
          • Cardiovascular Treatment 
          • Orthopedic Treatment 
          • Cancer Treatment 
          • Fertility Treatment 
          • Weight Loss Treatment 
          • Spinal Surgery Treatment 
          • Neurology Treatment 
          • Other General Treatment
    • Canada
      • By Therapeutic Application:
          • Cosmetic Surgery Treatment 
          • Dental Treatment 
          • Cardiovascular Treatment 
          • Orthopedic Treatment 
          • Cancer Treatment 
          • Fertility Treatment 
          • Weight Loss Treatment 
          • Spinal Surgery Treatment 
          • Neurology Treatment 
          • Other General Treatment
  • Company Profiles
    • Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Overview
      • Strategies
    • Bumrungrad International Hospital
    • KPJ Healthcare Berhad
    • Christus Muguerza Hospital
    • WorldMed Assist
    • Mednamaste
    • Global Medical Tourism Inc.
  •  “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.
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