publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Economic Impacts of Medical Tourism in Malaysia

Meghann Ormond;
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  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Asian Pacific economic literature (issn: 0818-9935, Copyright policy)
Abstract
type="main"> In Malaysia, a country that ranks among the world's most recognised medical tourism destinations, medical tourism is identified as a potential economic growth engine for both medical and non-medical sectors. A state-level analysis of economic impacts is important, given differences between states in economic profiles and numbers, origins, and expenditure of medical tourists. We applied input–output (I–O) analysis, based on state-specific I–O data and disaggregated foreign patient data. The analysis includes nine of Malaysia's states. In 2007, these states were visited by 341,288 foreign patients, who generated MYR1,313.4 m ($372.3 m) output, MYR468....
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics, economic impacts, Malaysia, medical tourism, Geography, Planning and Development, Development, Economics and Econometrics, Leerstoelgroep Culturele Geografie, Cultural Geography, WASS, Leerstoelgroep Agrarische economie en plattelandsbeleid, Agrarische Economie en Plattelandsbeleid, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
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