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Outbound Chinese medical tourism - a USD10 billion market

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Chinese citizens are leaving their homes in search of the best care available, or for the care that they desperately need. Some 483,000 people travelled outbound from China for medical tourism in 2015. These medical travellers spent USD6.3 billion on treatment in 2015, and a further USD3.4 billion on travel and accommodation, making outbound Chinese medical tourism a USD9.7 billion business. 

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China ophthalmology worth USD3.6 bn amid strong burst of growth

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3-Aug-16 Rising diagnosis rates, government initiatives, social trends and diabetes are contributing to a strong burst of growth in the ophthalmology market in Asia. Rising numbers of affluent patients are ready to pay for elective surgery such as vision correction. And national health insurance and the rapidly emerging middle classes are helping to fund essential treatment, fuelling overall spending including a USD3.6 bn market in China, where M&A in the sector is picking up rapidly. [Image: Embassy of PRC]

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Health IT and eHealth top digital health expectations in Asia

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18-Jul-16 Health IT and eHealth are two of the most promising areas of Digital Health in the Asia-Pacific region, a Global Growth Markets survey has found. Countries that showed the strongest support include two of the largest, where current penetration levels are relatively low: China and Indonesia. EHR market growth in APAC is higher than the global average, and this faster growth is expected to continue.

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China's private hospitals - set for growth

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17-May-16 Changing demographics and lifestyles in China are the reasons behind emerging opportunities for foreign companies to operate hospitals, clinics and care homes in the country. And the need is now widening to include primary care, rehabilitation and elder care. The range of incentives for foreign investors is increasingly wide. But there remain hurdles to be overcome. [image: Asian Hospital and Healthcare Management]

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Indonesia healthcare market opportunities

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22-Apr-16 Indonesia’s healthcare market is facing numerous challenges, from lack of personnel to the remoteness of many of its communities, to low expenditure. However, there are encouraging signs that improvements are taking place. In 2014, universal healthcare was launched, and the resulting increased demand has provided an urgent incentive for badly needed improvements to healthcare services. [image: Josh Estey and AusAID]

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