Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 23-28

A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism

Authors: Chiao-Wen Cheng, Cheng-Min Feng, Chian Sem Chua.

ABSTRACT

Background: Malaysia is the first and the only Asian county that has medical tourism under its Ministry of Health, implying that medical care is seen as the first priority of the medical tourism industry. Malaysia attracts overseas visitors because of its high level of health care and low medical treatment charges, and 60% of the revenue is received from the state of Penang. Methodology: This study was conducted to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT), as well as suggestions are given based on the medical tourism business in Penang state. This study used a semi-structured questionnaire to survey opinions regarding the internal and external factors affecting the medical tourism industry in Penang state, Malaysia. A SWOT analysis was conducted to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Results: The achievements of further objectives are given based on the identified SWOT, to assist in the further evolution of medical tourism in the Malaysian. Conclusion: This study attempts to offers insights into challenges and prospects of the Malaysian medical tourism industry speciÔ¨Ācally, and the further objectives are given based on the identified SWOT, to assist in the further evolution of medical tourism in the Penang, Malaysia.

Keywords:
Penang, global healthcare, health policy, medical tourism, SWOT


View PDF
A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism


Authors
Chiao-Wen Cheng
Department of Transportation Logistics Management, National ChiaoTung University, Taiwan
PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles

Cheng-Min Feng
Department of Transportation Logistics Management, National ChiaoTung University, Taiwan
PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles

Chian Sem Chua
Western Medicine Division, Hospital Lam Wah Ee, Malaysia
PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles


Correspondence to:
. Western Medicine Division, Hospital Lam Wah Ee, Malaysia; gogochua@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 May 2019
Accepted 22 Jul 2019
Published online 31 Aug 2019
Published in print 26 Sep 2019

How to cite this article?

Export to EndNote Export to refMan

Pubmed Style

Cheng C, Feng C, Chua CS. A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Web Style

Cheng C, Feng C, Chua CS. A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=50098 [Access: October 18, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Cheng C, Feng C, Chua CS. A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Cheng C, Feng C, Chua CS. A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. IJMDC. (2019), [cited October 18, 2019]; 3(10): 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Harvard Style

Cheng, C., Feng, . C. & Chua, . C. S. (2019) A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. IJMDC, 3 (10), 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Turabian Style

Cheng, Chiao-Wen, Cheng-Min Feng, and Chian Sem Chua. 2019. A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Chicago Style

Cheng, Chiao-Wen, Cheng-Min Feng, and Chian Sem Chua. "A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Cheng, Chiao-Wen, Cheng-Min Feng, and Chian Sem Chua. "A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.10 (2019), 23-28. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Cheng, C., Feng, . C. & Chua, . C. S. (2019) A new breakthrough of global healthcare in Penangóan indicator policy in medical tourism. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 23-28. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-51-1558514391


Share this article

Click the icon of the social media platform on which you would like to share this article.

Article Statistics

Viewed: 695
Downloaded: 58
Cited: 0

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any part or all of this article please contact the copyright holder, contact@ejmcr.com.

Copyright © 2018 Discover Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved.