Policy Brief  

Public-Private Partnerships in the Thailand Medical Tourism Industry

To take the next step and continue to grow the medical tourism industry, Thailand must expand the partnership between the government and private hospitals to include airports, airlines, and logistics companies, fully supporting the patient journey and providing end-to-end care.

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Patients frequently travel across international borders to seek health care in Southeast Asia. This practice, known as medical tourism, has grown rapidly in Thailand in recent years. In this Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia policy brief, Gumporn Supasettaysa argues that to take the next step and continue to grow the medical tourism industry, Thailand must expand the partnership between the government and private hospitals to include airports, airlines, and logistics companies, fully supporting the patient journey and providing end-to-end care.