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CNN: Medical tourism: A Global Stampede for Affordable Care
Cnn.com – As health costs skyrocket, Western travelers are getting comfortable with “foreign doctors” and much cheaper procedures.

The America’s Differences in Healthcare SystemsMtmweb.biz – With the US healthcare system in flux, many Americans are looking beyond their borders for alternative solutions. Safety and affordability are two of the biggest concerns for patients considering a global option. That is why hundreds of healthcare systems in Central America and South America have stepped up their services to offer world-class medical attention.

Medical Tourism, A New Way of Vacationing 
CounselHeal.com – Going sightseeing and hitting the local tourist attractions may not be the only things on a tourist’s list in today’s world. Research shows that more and more European tourists are seeking medical care during their vacation stays at other countries. This new trend, coined “medical tourism,” started when the number of people seeking out cheaper medical treatments outside of their own countries increased.

Medical Tourism Key to KPJ Healthcare’s Long-term Growth 
Mmail.com.my – In the face of rising competition in the healthcare business, the lucrative medical tourism industry could be key to the sustainable long-term growth of KPJ Healthcare Bhd, says RHB Research. The research unit of RHB Capital said KPJ Healthcare had set an internal target of growing its medical tourism business to a targeted revenue contribution of 25 percent by 2020.

Apollo Health City Adjudged Best Medical Tourism FacilityNewkerala.com – Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, has been adjudged as the best medical tourism facility in India by the government of India. The award was presented by President Pranab Mukerjee in New Delhi on Monday. This is the second time Apollo Health City has been honored with this award.

Hainan Health and Medical Tourism 
CRIEnglish.com – A senior official said China’s southernmost island of Hainan Province will set up a “special zone,” where overseas medical institutions will enjoy preferential business policies in order to boost medical tourism. Hainan governor Jiang Dingzhi said the Bo’ao Lecheng International Medical Travel Zone would be located along the east coast of the island and near the town of Bo’ao, where the Bo’ao Forum for Asia has been held annually since 2001. The zone, already approved by the State Council, will enjoy preferential policies that are seen nowhere else.

KPJ to Bank on Medical Tourism with Hospital Transformation, Expansion 
TheBorneoPost.com – KPJ Healthcare Bhd (KPJ), on its plans to transform three of its existing hospitals into reference centers for oncology while leveraging on its stake in a Thai hospital, is focusing on the lucrative medical tourism industry as a pathway to sustainable long-term growth.

Medical Tourism and Hair TransplantsHivehealthmedia.com – As the cost of medical treatment continues to skyrocket, individuals are looking to other locations for quality care at an affordable cost. Many foreign counties are recognized for performing plastic surgery, and now hair transplant surgery has become an increasingly popular procedure. Canada, especially, has perfected hair transplanting, offering patients better quality treatment for their money.

Philippines Joins Medical Tourism ParadeAsiaSentinel.com – The Philippines, having become a major player in the business process outsourcing, is preparing to take on other countries across Asia in a new field — medical tourism, a plan that makes sense since the country is a major supplier of medical personnel to the West.

Seoul-Medical TourismGlobalPost.com – The Seoul Metropolitan government plans to unveil region-specified medical tourism programs reserved for foreigners as part of efforts to meet growing demand for such programs and further spur the industry, officials said Wednesday.

Thailand: Medical Hub for NepalisTheHimalayanTimes.com – The number of Nepali medical tourists visiting Thailand has increased in recent days. The first-class hospitals, high-class medical technology, top-class physicians and significantly lower treatment costs have attracted many Nepali medical tourists.

The Americas Differences in Health Care Systems
With the U.S. health care system in flux, many Americans are looking beyond their borders for alternative solutions. Safety and affordability are two of the biggest concerns for patients considering a global option. That is why hundreds of health care systems in Central America and South America have stepped up their services to offer world-class medical attention.

 

 

 

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