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

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Lydia Gan, Associate Professor (Creator)
Dr. James "Jim" Frederick, Associate Dean and Associate Professor (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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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.

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Journal of Asia-Pacific Business Vol. 12, Issue no. 2
Language: English
Date: 2011
Hospital, medical tourism, structure-conduct-performance, Singapore

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