More Chinese seek medical treatment abroad
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Now more and more Chinese people realize there is an alternative solution to get cured, and the industry is recognized as high potential.
“Although this is a niche market, I believe it will grow rapidly in the coming years,” said Guo.
Cai Jiangnan, director of center for healthcare management and policy with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), said well-moneyed professionals or entrepreneurs go for overseas healthcare services for three reasons — better medical environment and service, state-of-art technology and the latest medicine that is not yet available in China. Yu Ran in Shanghai contributed to the story.