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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 27, 2019-: Medical Tourism Market Outlet till 2023 | The Market Driven by Inflating Healthcare Costs Worldwide | By MRFR
25 (Petra) -- Minister of Health Saad Jabir on Sunday opened the World Medical Tourism Summit, under the title: "Future of Medical Tourism" organized by the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) in cooperation with the Pioneers Road Event Management.
Mubadala Investment Company, through its healthcare arm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nirvana Travel and Tourism to formalise their intention to collaborate on projects that will support a key Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 objective of establishing the emirate as a leading medical tourism destination.
Sales from medical tourism in the UAE increased by 5.5% year-over-year to reach AED12.1 billion in 2018, analysis released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed.
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.
Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5 per cent year-over-year to reach Dh12.1 billion ($3.2 billion) in 2018 with growth supported by a number of government-led initiatives and the rising number of medical tourists in the country, a new analysis released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed.
Summary: Key factors include new medical tourism initiatives implemented by government entities
Officials from both tourism and health offices are currently preparing for the upcoming medical tourism summit in the city.
Summary: Latest Report Available at Orbis research Medical Tourism Market provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics and a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining industry growth.
[USPRwire, Mon Mar 18 2019] As per the current market trends and the promising nature of the " Global Medical Tourism Market " market, it can be estimated that the future holds positive outcomes.
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