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Poverty stricken countries offering quality medical tourism facilities

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One thing that often bothers medical tourists is the fact that many of the medical tourism destinations are not financially stable. Some of them are in an acute state of national poverty. Despite of being poverty stricken these countries offer extremely luxurious medical tourism facilities to the foreign patients. Many people and organizations are questioning the ethics of these countries because they are unable to offer similar medical care to their own country people. The truth is that the third world countries are offering high quality medical facilities to the foreign patients for earning huge revenues with which they will…

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Jun
20

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Patient experience management is the key to encouraging medical tourism

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The reason that the medical tourism industry all across the world is on an uphill rise is because of the treatment of patients in their respective countries. Maximum number of Americans and Europeans travel abroad looking for medical treatment. It is either because of the negligence meted out to the patients or the repeated costs incurred by the patient to treat the disease. In fact, the healthcare system is also a culprit. The healthcare system prevalent in the US before ObamaCare was failing and the people began looking for answers. Thus, started the outflow of patients from the country and…

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Jun
16

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Save and then save some more with medical tourism

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The reason medical tourism has become popular in the world is because of the low cost of medical treatment offered by some countries. The question is whether it is legitimate and safe. The argument put forward by some people is that medical tourism is not a safe option. Well, the medical tourism industry is no different from the tourism industry and the packages that medical tourism agencies offer are just as legitimate as the packages offered by normal tourism agencies. The point is that medical tourism may not be an accepted reason why a person is travelling from one country…

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Jun
5

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Medical tourism market continues to evolve

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Medical tourism has been fast catching up to mainstream tourism, being an equally profitable market for profit and encouragement of tourism. It is true that most of medical tourism finds basis in people travelling across borders for special treatment or exclusive procedures. Cosmetic surgeries and skin tucking treatments are very popular as medical procedures people travel for, though that isn’t the only thing which is causing such a tremendous outflow of patients from a country. In countries like USA, and some countries in Europe, the cost of operational procedures for quite general procedures are sky high, even for cardio-vascular operations,…

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Jun
2

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Arabian countries are a major source, and a destination for medical tourism

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The Middle East, in the last few years has seen an uphill rise in the popularity of medical tourism. The state of the art infrastructure, trained doctors and medical facilities that are at par with the best hospitals of the world have attracted people from all across the world. Those who are interested in cosmetic surgery would be glad to hear about the cost of operational procedures. They are much less than procedures in the U.S. and the doctors are just as good as the doctors in America. The inflow of the Middle Eastern population for medical tourism hasn’t been…

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Jun
1

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The healing crescent, medical tourism in and out of the Arabian countries

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The Middle East has always remained a lucrative market for health or medical tourism and tourists alike. The combination of medicine and tourism worked out in the Middle East and the region has been a destination for the health conscious. Tourists from all across the world flock to places like Dubai to seek world-class medical care or for complete medical treatment at affordable costs for people like Americans and Europeans. The average tourist would spend something around $150 each day travelling abroad in places like Asia and the Middle East, while the average medical tourist would spend around $350. This…

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May
29

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Best medical tourism destinations worldwide

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Medical tourism has seen a remarkable growth over a decade and a half, as people have realized that how beneficial it is travelling to healthcare destinations and enjoys the best of quality and money savings. Following are some of the best medical tourism destinations that the patients should go to in order to seek quality health care overseas. Have a look: Costa Rica: The universal healthcare system – “Caja” – in Costa Rica costs a meager amount of $ 30 to $ 90 per person per month. This package covers everything ranging from doctor visits, tests, surgeries to prescription. Affordability…

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May
24

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Can medical tourism solve the worldwide healthcare issues

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Medical tourism is seen as the only hope to the growing problem of medical price hike. The developed countries are spending a huge part of their annual national income in providing good medical services to the citizens. The rising prices of different medical services are a burden for both the governments and the people of the developed nations like US. As a big chunk of the total wealth of a developed nation is being absorbed by the medical industry, there is very little left for further development. Despite of huge investment in the medical sector the governments are not able…

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May
20

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Nigeria’s mission to reduce outbound medical tourist flow

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Nowadays it has become very common for one to hear the words ‘Yin’ and ‘Yan’ of the Chinese philosophy being used everywhere. These words are increasingly being used to denote any two things that are directly opposite to each other. Phrases like ‘work life balance is like the yin and yang of life’ have become commonplace and are used to associate these terms with the pros and cons of everything, including the medical tourism industry. Of late, the medical tourism industry is going through a yin-yang phase, especially in countries like the UAE Australia, which are seeing a steady increase…

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May
13

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Medical tourism – An elixir to global healthcare

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Medical tourism is on the upsurge since last so many years. The phenomenon has been popularized world over as something for which Wealthy Americans fly to other nations to seek medical treatments at lower costs. This one feature is selling medical tourism as hot cakes globally. By providing high quality services at low prices to the patients from other countries, the medical tourism destinations have made good money out of it. Now, medical tourism has become a good source of moneymaking for the host countries. They work for the betterment of patients worldwide who do not get satisfying medical facilities…

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