Southeast Asia (SEA) is emerging as the bright spot for private healthcare provider investments, with increasing demand for private health services supported by strong growth fundamentals and the inherent gap in public healthcare infrastructure.
Growth drivers for private healthcare demand include rising economic development and incomes, an underdeveloped healthcare infrastructure, increased healthcare spending, changes in population demographics, more favorable government regulations and a thriving medical tourism industry in the region.
In this Executive Insights, we take a closer look at the key challenges to growth in SEA’s private healthcare provider landscape that include:
- High market valuations
- Limited supply of doctors and nurses
- Patients’ willingness to pay
- Dilution of quality of care standards
- Inability to provide cost-effective healthcare delivery