The effects of medical tourism: Thailand’s experience
Anchana NaRanong & Viroj NaRanong
Volume 89, Number 5, May 2011, 336-344
Table 3. Projected demanda for physicians by Thai patients, Thailand, 2003–2015
|Year||Estimated visits per patient per year
||Population (million)||Outpatient equivalent visits (million)||Demand for physicians by Thai patients|
NA, not applicable; p, projected.
a Under the assumptions that only 70% of outpatients need to see a physician and that each physician can attend 18 000 to 20 000 Thai outpatients (or 900 to 1000 inpatients) per year, equivalent to approximately 72 to 80 outpatient visits a day.
Source: Pachanee & Wibulpolprasert.10