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Medical tourism and its booming business in Asia

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Asia is considered one of the best destinations to visit for medical care. Singapore, Thailand, and India are major tourism destinations in Asia, which offer cheap yet quality medical treatments or procedures to their guests. The medical tourism sector has grown exponentially over the last decade. Marketing and promotion of medical tourism has resulted in booming of Asian medical tourism sector. This strategy has proven beneficial for medical tourism market in Asia. Now, Asia welcomes more than one million medical tourists to avail medical treatments. As a result, Asia has become the leading medical tourism destination in the world. Factors…

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Jun
24

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Medical tourism close to home: Possible?

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First off, believing that the term medical tourism applies only to overseas tourism is a misnomer. Travelling in one’s country, probably to some other state also counts as medical tourism. Needless to say, it does enhance the reputation of the country in the established and necessary field of medicine. In fact, medical facilities for every citizen irrespective of religion, caste, color or creed is a constitutional right and no one can take that away from you. If you do find medical facilities that are vastly sophisticated and economical elsewhere, it is the responsibility of the government to look into why…

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May
25

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Controlled healthcare costs and quality medical care with domestic medical travel

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Of late, more and more employers are opting for domestic medical travel programs for their employees, encouraging the latter to visit so called Centers of Excellence (COEs) for specific surgical procedures like those related to cardiac and orthopedic care. These COEs range from small surgical centers to high-end hospitals and offer employers these treatments for less than 50% of what the same would cost with traditional insurance plans. This interest in domestic medical travel is fuelled by increasing health premium costs, reduced transparency and greater awareness of how medical costs and quality can vary from one hospital to another (and…

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May
3

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India is becoming a prime medical tourism destination for Africans

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Africans are of high opinion of Indian health services. Many Africans travel to India for the sake of quality treatment. India is one such country, which provides a quality treatment at an affordable price. Indian healthcare revenues stood at $45 billion in 2012 and are expected to reach $160 billion by 2017, as per the India Brand Equity Foundation’s report. The low cost medical services have resulted in a rise in medical tourism, attracting patients from across the world. The medical tourism industry in India pegged at $1 billion per annum, growing at around 18 percent and is expected to…

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Apr
30

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Medical tourism: The future of global healthcare

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The Government of Kenya for its long-term project Kenya’s Vision 2030- has identified some flagship projects in the medium term i.e. from 2008-2012, out of which one is to delink the Ministry of Health from the delivery of services in order to enhance the management of the health institutions of the country. It is a good measure of making counties responsible for delivering and maintaining health services; however, they must exercise a certain process wherein substandard healthcare and services do not tarnish the industry.  Many middle-income economies have made quality healthcare a priority for not only domestic healthcare but also…

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Apr
27

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Growing medical tourism posing a threat to the US

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What is medical tourism? Medical tourism is also called as health tourism. Medical Tourism is where people travel from one country to another country to obtain medical treatment. Reports say that medical tourism has become a national industry in many countries. In this article, we will go through the reasons behind the popularity of medical tourism and its effects on the US. Some years back people from the Third World Countries travelled to developed countries like the UK, USA and other European countries for treatment. The travel was due the lack of medical facilities and lack of medical doctors in…

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