Medical Tourism is an economic activity that implies the commerce of services and represents the union of at least two sectors: Medical and Tourism.
According to data published in the Pro Mexico (2013) a bulletin on Medical Tourism, Mexico has a great competitive advantage in this industry, being the tenth OECD country with the highest percentage of specialists at international level (63.4% of the Total of general practitioners), higher than the average of the OECD countries (57.7%).
The quality of the health services allowed to attend more than one million foreign patients during 2012, which placed our country in the second place in this sector at the global level.
In addition, medical tourism is expected to grow to a value of 3.514 billion dollars by 2017.
The Secretariats of Tourism Promotion, Economic Development and Health of the state of Yucatan have implemented actions to consolidate this segment, through the integration of service providers in order increase the demand for tourism health services in the state.
Today Mérida is already recognized as the medical capital of southeast Mexico, for its academic institutions in the areas of health, as well as for its public and private hospitals that position the destination as a regional leader.
One of the means that has been generated in Yucatan for national and international patients who are in search of medical services is the digital platform www.yucatanhealthcare.com that provides information on the network of private hospitals that have joined the project, as well as Clinics and laboratories, and a directory made up of a 72 specialists database, including General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Gynecology, Medical Genetics, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmology , Orthopedics, Oncology, among others.
The state of Yucatan, through the brand “Yucatan Healthcare”, is a member of the Medical Tourism Association, for access to congresses and have advertising space in specialized international media outlets such as The Yucatan Times.
Source: TYT Newsroom with information from www.yucatanhealthcare.com
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