Elizabeth Boultbee, founder and principle of Boultbee & Co. Ltd., works to develop strategies for international patient referrals for doctors and hospitals in the UK.
In this interview, Ms. Boultbee covers a wide range of medical tourism topics, including the availability, capacity and access of healthcare. Specifically, she discusses the supply and demand of services in the Middle East, and how these factors impact international patient travel between the Middle East and UK. The UK was once a medical tourism destination for secondary procedures, but has now become a destination for tertiary treatments.
Ms. Boultbee is realistic about these elements and how they impact the development of infrastructure in the Middle East and the continuously high demand for medical care in the UK from Middle Eastern consumers.