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Archive for April, 2012

From the Editor

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Greetings, After a week away for vacation, it was actually interesting to sift through the medical travel news that developed while I was away. The best news was that there really wasn’t any bad news to be had. Medical travel continues to garner coverage in a diverse range of media outlets. And acceptance and understanding […]

Dr. Marc Harrison, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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  Editor’s Note: One of the key objectives of the Government of Abu Dhabi is to improve quality of care by partnering with world-class organizations and reducing the need for patients to travel abroad for treatment. Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) currently represents one of the world’s largest […]

Eric Grossman, Senior Partner, Mercer

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Editor’s Note: Medical Travel Today recently featured news of the Johns Hopkins-PepsiCo deal. In an effort to better understand the future of medical travel for employer groups, we decided to connect with Mercer, the organization responsible for bringing some of the largest employers and providers together. We’re grateful to Eric Grossman, senior partner at Mercer, for sharing […]

A Report from the 3rd Annual Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference

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Prepared by Christine A. Sandoval, University of the Incarnate Word, Undergraduate Student The 3rd Annual Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) Conference took place Feb. 13-15, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s conference featured associate professor Dr. Tricia Johnson from Rush University, who served as the keynote speaker. Johnson’s presentation focused on inbound travel […]

The New Yorker and “The Takeaway” Examine the Lure of Healthcare Abroad for Americans

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Editor’s Note: The April 16 issue of The New Yorker featured an interesting piece by staff writer James Surowiecki, called “Club Med.” In it, Surowiecki explores not just the phenomena of medical travel, including impressive numbers for inbound travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea, but also the potential for even greater growth thanks to the ailing American […]

Study Finds Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer – Top Cancer Expert Disagrees

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Editor’s Note: HealthDay.com recently featured an article regarding a debate over a study on the actual cost of cancer care in the United States. Led by Tomas Philipson, the chair in Public Policy at theUniversity of Chicago, the study looked at cancer care in the United States and in 10 European countries from 1983 to 1999. […]

Medical Travel: The Time for Agents is Now

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by Maria Lenhart, travelmarketreport.com – News articles about medical tourism often focus on the exotic – patients traveling to India for invasive heart surgery and the like. But for travel agents, the best opportunities in this burgeoning market are far less complex and much closer to home. “Agents should focus on the non-critical health traveler,” […]

News in Review

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FG to ban foreign medical trips  vanguardngr.com – The federal government is to ban public officers from traveling abroad for medical treatment, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists, in Abuja yesterday. He said that Nigerians traveling abroad for medical treatment is not acceptable and that he is preparing a memo for the […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, In this issue I’m happy to present Part Two of my conversation with Yale University’s Marcia Inhorn on the subject of Cross-Border Reproductive Care (CBRC). I, for one, found her insights into the factors shaping and driving the industry to be fascinating. I think you will too. FYI, a link to Part One is […]

Professor Marcia Inhorn, Part Two

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Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of a conversation with Marcia Inhorn,aprofessor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University.Inhorn’s recent presentation at the Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference in Austin, Texas,Reproductive Tourism: Global Trends, Middle Eastern Perspectives, garnered a lot of attention and praise. Medical Travel Today spoke with Inhorn after the conference to learn more […]

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