medical tourism

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A term coined by travel agencies and the mass media for the practice of travelling across national borders to obtain health care. It also refers to the practice of healthcare providers travelling internationally to deliver healthcare, which is both pejorative and less common.
Services provided Joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, cosmetic surgery, as well as alternative treatments, convalescent care and burial services

medical tourism

Global village The combination of medical care–usually of a type–eg, pediatric neurosurgery or experimental cancer therapy, that is not available to a Pt near his/her home–with pleasure–eg, visit to a theme park, Disneyworld, MGM studios

medical tourism

Travelling abroad to undergo expensive invasive procedures in countries where high-quality, low-cost care is available, e.g., India. The funds saved on the care received are used to sponsor recuperation and vacation in the host country. Medical tourism is a form of outsourcing of health care and is typically used for highly technical, costly surgical procedures such as coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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She also revealed on the last day of the forum on Wednesday that the Health Bank in partnership with Dubai Health Experience (DXH) launched DXH SmartCare to provide health tourists with a single point of contact for seamless health care coordination, second medical opinion, flight bookings, visas, accommodation, airport transfers, leisure activities and post-treatment support.
In his opening speech, Humaid Al Qattami, chairman of the board and Director-General of the DHA, said the forum supports Dubai's efforts in attracting more than 500,000 health tourists by 2020.
This is all before we have even got to the foreign health tourists, scams, false claims and generic drugs, and now we are seeing counterfeit drugs in the supply chain, so there are questionable chemists, dodgy doctors and scurrilous drug companies.
International health tourists generated AED1 billion in 2016, said Humaid Al Qutami, chairman and director-general of the Dubai Health Authority.
In 2016, Dubai witnessed an overall growth of 9- 10 per cent per cent in the number of medical and health tourists in Dubai - the emirate received 326,649 international medical tourists.
Speaking at a press conference, the Authority said that it has made significant progress in achieving its strategic objectives related to attracting more than 500,000 health tourists by 2020 in the light of its achievements in an infrastructure of health facilities, upgrading medical services, and providing a healing environment.
Malaysia and Thailand are among Qatar's favourite tourism destinations, and Singapore's healthcare is recognised as one of the best in the world in catering to health tourists.
Dean, Heswall Curing the NHS WHEN the Labour party and the Lib Dems start using scaremongering tactics about hospitals closing, and how we should be pouring more and more money into the NHS, there's a simple way to improve the service - stop the health tourists who cost approximately PS1bn a year.
However, amid all the political clamour and rhetoric around 'freeloading' health tourists, it should not be lost that a greater principle is at stake--the introduction of a formal charging mechanism into a Beveridge based health system.
Permanent Secretary Chris Wormald revealed the plans as MPs said the taxpayer was being "taken for a ride" by the failure to charge health tourists and visitors who fall sick in the UK.
We have reports of international health tourists flocking to the UK to avail themselves of the NHS, and here is young Bailey being precluded from a life-changing procedure, for purely financial reasons.
As a result of promotional activities carried out without public sector backing, the number of international health tourists coming to Turkey has risen rapidly.
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