China: Medical tourism profile
1990s, China has pioneered public health and universal insurance reforms that are unprecedented in scope and scale. Service capacity and use of health services have risen, while aggregate out-of-pocket spending (as borne by patients) as a share of total health expenditures has fallen.
Medical tourism numbers in
Numbers are not known but it could be around 20,000. This could be much higher when including TCM.
Medical tourism numbers out
According to the China Tourism Academy more than 2 million Chinese travelled overseas in 2017. Chinese health tourists bound for Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan or foreign countries were 2.2% of all outbound visitors in 2017.
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