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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Choose specialist medical travel insurance: Basic travel insurance - like those provided with some bank accounts - often don't provide any cover for your medical conditions or far too little.
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The Vice President Marketing, Ethiopian Airlines, Ms Rahel Assefa, who made the remark recently said 'To enhance the medical travel facilities across African territories, our vast network in the continent coupled with ONLY MERIT's expertise shall be of a great advantage and further strengthen the growing demand of Medical Tourism from Africa towards India.
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Edelheit said: "The partnership between the MTA and DCT Abu Dhabi will boost the medical travel industry tremendously.
Jonathan Edelheit, chairman and CEO of the Medical Tourism Association said: "The partnership between the MTA and DCT Abu Dhabi will boost the medical travel industry.
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