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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Manyaunyau Tegeta, who gave up his jobs driving buses and fish gutting, has more medical tourism than the Philippines.
More than 700 delegates heard that medical tourism is fast becoming a growth sector and forecast to grow by 13 per cent in the next five years in Dubai and expected to surpass Dh2.
Dubai aims to attract Chinese, Russian, and selected African nation tourists as new sources of medical tourism.
In April 2014, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown prince of Dubai, approved Dubai's medical tourism strategy, sowing the seeds for Dubai Health Experience (DXH).
com)-- A new report published by Allied Market Research titled, "World Medical Tourism Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2022," projects that the world medical tourism market would reach $143.
International contributors, most from English-speaking countries around the world, look at aspects of medical tourism from the perspectives of fields including health sciences, healthcare management, social policy, geography, public health, and international health policy.
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.
The patients were received across 16 private hospitals licensed by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and these hospitals are members of Dubai Medical Tourism Club.
Dara of K-pop group 2NE1 will be visiting Manila to grace and perform at the Korean Medical Tourism fair and Korea Night 2015 slated from Feb.
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.
Even before PPACA, some benefits brokers and agents--in an effort to put more cost-saving choices in front of their clients--began to show them medical tourism options.
And the 2015-'20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism has taken off, spearheaded by the EDB.
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