The integration of the metaverse into the medical industry is poised to revolutionise the $54 billion medical tourism market.

Insights from industry experts highlight how telemedicine technology within the metaverse can streamline patient acquisition and enhance satisfaction levels for medical tourists.

Researchers emphasise the role of the metaverse in preparing patients for medical tourism by familiarising them with destination attractions and simulating hospital environments, ultimately improving the patient experience and satisfaction.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic's temporary slowdown, the medical tourism industry is forecasted to grow to over $111 billion by the end of the decade, with a compound annual growth rate of 19.58%.

In a pioneering move, the Thumbay Hospital network launched the first fully functional metaverse hospital, offering patient services and fees in cryptocurrency, showcasing the potential of metaverse integration in healthcare.