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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Qatar is one of the top performing source market for health, wellness and medical tourism in Thailand and TAT hopes that the road show will help to build on the already significant number of Qatari visitors heading to Thailand for health and wellness purposes.
Qatar is one of the top performing source market for health, wellness and medical tourism in Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand hopes that the road show will help to build on the already significant number of Qatari visitors heading to Thailand for health and wellness purposes.
Peter Shapiro, Editor in Chief of the GlobalData product PharmSource, says: The growth of medical tourism in Thailand is related to the low cost of skilled labor and supply of hospital beds, which also make Thailand an appealing location for clinical trials.
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"With Arabic speaking interpreters, a reasonable cost of treatment, the quality of Thai doctors and medical tourism in Thailand is booming now for Oman and the GCC market as they can enjoy their medical treatment in Thailand for up to 90 days without a visa," officials added.
With growing popularity and recognition of Thailand's quality medical tourism industry we expect the future for medical tourism in Thailand to becoming brighter."The Tourism Authority of Thailand constantly conducts road shows and seminars in the GCC where representatives from hospitals can meet directly with health professionals and travel agents specialised in medical tourism to provide them with up to date information on their services and products.
Medical tourism in Thailand is also gaining popularity among Omanis.
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