medical tourism(redirected from Medical tourism in Thailand)
Services provided Joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, cosmetic surgery, as well as alternative treatments, convalescent care and burial services
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medical tourismGlobal 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
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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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