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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Through the medical tourism initiative, overseas patients who wish to have treatment in Dubai will be able to avail of a three-month medical tourist visa, extendible twice, up to nine consecutive months.
com/research/ck5lhw/malaysia_medical_t) has announced the addition of the "Malaysia Medical Tourism Analysis and Forecast to 2015" report to their offering.
The medical tourism experience does not begin and end with treatment," Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association.
Since then, the partnership has provided some of the finest healthcare facilities in the Middle East including a full-service Joint Commission International-accredited hospital in Dhahran that offers a full range of experienced, highly qualified physicians, specialists, dentists, nurses to ensure that Saudi nationals, expatriates and medical tourism patients are provided with a continuum of care while in the Kingdom.
Dubai hopes to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 under the medical tourism strategy.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 Medical tourism is now a popular term globally and it has whole new different meaning to different countries.
com)-- When selling prime destinations for health and wellness, travel agents are pointing to Hilton Puerto Rico - the Caribe and Condado Plaza - the recipient of a Medical Tourism Hospitality Leadership Award, the Medical Tourism Association[R] announced today.
com/research/nf5qdz/asia_medical) has announced the addition of the "Asia Medical Tourism Market and Forecast to 2020" report to their offering.
Dr Ahmed Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA received the award and said: "The combined attractiveness of the place and the availability of excellent internationally accredited health care services, have led to the growth of medical tourism in Dubai.
Dubai: A report on the first quarter of 2015 prepared by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has cited treatment of 118,000 domestic and inbound medical tourists in 16 private hospitals licensed by DHA, all institutions that are part of the Dubai Medical Tourism Club (DMC).
The patients were received across 16 private hospitals licensed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and these hospitals are members of Dubai Medical Tourism Club.
Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, Acting-Director of Dubai Health Authority s (DHA), Health Regulation Department and Director of Dubai Medical Tourism Project, commented Several of the existing players that offer medical tourism packages are now looking at ways to further enhance or upgrade their packages by offering a host of features such as travel, accommodation, wellness and spa facilities, chauffeur service, translators and all other services that will help make the stay of patients and their family members more enjoyable and comfortable.
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