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Review of the Healthcare System and Medical Device Market in Thailand – report

  • February 2016
  • 73 pages
  • TforG
Report ID: 3565934


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This TforG Healthcare Market review report for Thailand includes numerical and written analysis on the socioeconomic and macroeconomic context and outlook, the healthcare system, and the latest healthcare reforms. Moreover, an extensive chapter is dedicated to the markets for capital equipment, medical devices, disposables and pharmaceuticals.

The report helps businesses gain a unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and helps analyze how they affect healthcare systems and their evolution. It can serve as a valuable tool with actionable guidance for sales, marketing, R&D and business managers with industry related interests.

Four chapters cover the numerical and written analysis for the following topics: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or austerity efforts) and the Healthcare Market (Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Disposables and Pharmaceuticals).

Economic Outlook
- Thailand is dealing with an economic slow-down after immense growth rates 5 years ago (close to 7%). In 2015 it showed a GDP growth close to 4% and GDP per capita is estimated at €4,592.
- Around 27% of the total GDP is retrieved from Bangkok alone.
- Informal employment is high, around 63%, whilst approximately 0.8% of the Thai population is considered unemployed.
- Thailand is also a favored location for the production of high-end electronic consumer devices

The Healthcare System
- The Thai healthcare system is organized from a Ministerial level downwards to District level, advised and supervised by a variety of government agents. Thai Provincial Health Offices (PHOs) are the principal authorities coordinating and supervising healthcare resources for and in a particular region and or locality.
- Thai healthcare expenditure in 2015 as a percentage of GDP is 3.76%.
- There are three different schemes of public healthcare insurance available in Thailand, suiting different demographic groups, proving universal coverage.
- There are provisional and access inequalities to healthcare and variations of health status between rural and urban Thailand.

- The 11th National Health Development Plan 2012-2016
- Decentralization Plans (2012)
- Measures to control drug costs (2012)
- ASEAN Economic Community, AEC (planned to begin 2015)

Healthcare Markets
- Thailand is building upon its existing capacity as a healthcare tourism hub in Asia, offering competitive prices and a variety of highly qualified medical facilities for the private market.
- The public market has also experienced recent successes and expansion due to the introduction of universal healthcare schemes. It is expected to continue growing in volume, capacity and quality as tier-two cities continue to grow rapidly.
- Thailand’s domestic healthcare market is worth €11.9 bn, equal to close to 4% of its GDP.
- Capital formation is worth around 8.9% of the total healthcare expenditure, equal to a market value of €1.05 bn.
- The medical device market is valued around €1.07 bn, with a forecasted growth rate of 8% in the coming year.
- The pharmaceutical market is estimated around €4.25 bn, and expected to double in value in the coming years 5 years.
- Political uncertainty is driving reduced investment and discouraging foreign activity in the healthcare sector. However - Thailand is making substantial efforts to reestablish confidence and has created some favorable regulations for foreign and domestic business.

Reasons to buy:
– Accurate analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges of the economy and healthcare industry
– Relevant healthcare reforms
– Written and numerical analysis on important healthcare indicators (eg.: acute care data, critical care data, anesthesia data, emergency data, healthcare professionals)
– Regularly updates, at least once year
– Every update published by TforG within 6 months after your purchase will be made available to you
– Global coverage, available for + 40 countries
– Unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and analysis of their effect on healthcare systems

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