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Research focus of medical tourism at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Arbeitskreis Medizintourismus München

From the beginning of 2000 until the end of 2020, Mr. Jens Juszcak Ⴕ successfully worked in the research area "Medical Tourism" at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences on the diverse aspects of the topic of "Patients from abroad".

Tapping into these attractive customer groups has become a lucrative business area for many clinics and healthcare facilities in Germany and abroad. Jens Juszczak successfully built up this research area with all its facets. The university continues to pursue the objective of contributing to the further development of this market and provides support in research and consulting for clinics, ministries, cities and municipalities, tourism organisations and service companies.

Current research focus: 

  • Legal framework for medical tourism
  • Impact of the EU GDPR on the treatment of international patients in German healthcare facilities
  • Certification of service providers in medical tourism
  • International medical tourists in the area of conflict between economic promotion and destination development
  • Country markets such as Uzbekistan, Georgia, Iran, Poland, etc.
  • Certification of specialised personnel in medical tourism
  • Effects of the pandemic on medical tourism
  • Impact of the war in Ukraine on medical tourism
  • Telemedicine in medical tourism

Past research focus:

  • Medical tourism in Switzerland
  • Medical tourism in Turkey
  • Medical tourism in Sweden
  • Recruitment of patients from the Arab Gulf States
  • Recruiting patients from the CIS region via social media channels
  • Patient mediators 2.0: A comparison of digital mediation portals for medical treatments abroad
  • Process management in the treatment and care of international patients
  • Certification of international offices
  • Communication channels for attracting patients from abroad
  • Billing of international patients
  • Medical check-ups for patients from abroad
  • Market potential in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Libya and the Gulf States
  • Marketing networks in medical tourism
  • Ethics and medical tourism


Mariam Asefi Profilbild (DE)

Mariam Asefi

Head of Research Medical Tourism


Sankt Augustin


E 110


Grantham Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 120