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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Commenting on these results, Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the DHA, said that these findings are a testimony to the medical capabilities of Dubai and is a testimony that the authority is on the right path to achieve its strategic goals of becoming a leading destination for health tourism, especially with the launch of DXH, the first website of its kind that helps health tourists make well-informed decisions, and with the increase of medical tourists from 107,000 in 2012 to 337,000 in 2018.
The new services added to the website are the "free second medical opinion" for international medical tourists through some of the selected facilities in Dubai.
DUBAI, 20th August, 2019 (WAM) -- Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5 percent year-over-year to reach AED12.1 billion in 2018, with growth supported by several government-led initiatives and the rising number of medical tourists in the country, new analysis released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed.
Dubai aims to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020, supported by Expo 2020 and the continued development of the healthcare sector.
5.5% year-over-year increase in sector sales driven by new government-led initiatives and growing number of medical tourists
6 (Petra) -- The government has introduced a new package of measure aimed at encouraging more medical tourists to visit the Kingdom, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shwaikeh said Tuesday.
Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 30 (ANI): India has been witnessing an increasing influx of medical tourists from across the world, including the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, mostly for treatments in orthopaedics, cardiac, and some cosmetic treatments, an Indian doctor told Khaleej Times.
Primarily created to offer users medical second opinion before making major surgical or complex treatment decisions in the lines of nephrology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and others; Medical tourists can also get adequate information about ailments before committing themselves to long hours in the air; seeing as it has become increasingly impossible to eliminate medical tourism.
"We are already receiving medical tourists from the Middle East/GCC but the numbers are still rather low.
So Iran has a great opportunity to attract medical tourists of Islamic and regional countries.
Even today, there's very little study on the market to determine what the medical tourists really need.
The number accounted for 4.2 percent of 425,380 medical tourists.
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