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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
26

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Do it yourself medical tourism, the potential risks involved

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Many individuals opting for medical tourism tend to make minor mistakes here and there that could potentially spoil their entire trip. These individuals usually opt for Do It Yourself medical tourism and end up planning everything themselves without consulting anyone. This could create plenty of hassles for them down the lane, starting with a bad healthcare facility and moving onto amateur, inexperienced medical staff and stay in a substandard hotel in a not so pleasant area of town. The troubles can increase manifold if the patient is not thoroughly aware of the country he/she would be visiting for treatment. We…

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May
9

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Health fund NIB assures cheap plastic surgery overseas

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Many overseas patients who visit Thailand for breast surgery, which is cheaper and is a good experience; however, with the introduction of new measure by NIB finance- the relatively cheaper plastic surgery industry would receive more protection. Health fund NIB targets to remove the anxiety in patients regarding doctors and the probability of unsafe hospitals, as they will now vet the foreign surgeons as well as the hospitals that they work in.  The patients who opt for nibOptions package would receive one-year guarantee after care and if they undergo any complication, then that can be assessed and treated without any…

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May
7

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Hospitals in Dubai all set for star ratings

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The ratings are aimed to encourage hospitals to work according to the regulations and also give a boost of the Medical Tourism Strategy plan in Dubai.  A senior health official confirmed, just like hotels, Dubai will also introduce five and four star ratings for their hospitals and this is mostly likely to happen before 2016. The aim of these ratings is to motivate hospitals to conform to regulations and provide a boost to the medical tourism strategy that has been the key focus of Dubai as it plans to attract 500,000 medical tourists to the UAE over the span of…

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May
6

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Dubai plans to receive 500k medical tourists annually

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As a part of the master plan for increasing the target of medical tourists to 500,000, Dubai will be constructing 22 new hospitals to attract international patients and increase its revenue to Dh2.6 billion by 2020. For realising this, thousands of hospital support staff would be recruited and new visas would be offered as a part of the plan of the UAE to project itself as a major hub of medical tourism by 2020, when it would be hosting Expo 2020.  Essa Al Maidoor, director general of the Dubai Health Authority said, “Our target is to attract 500,000 people only…

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Apr
18

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Popular medical tourism destinations in Latin America

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Traffic is on the increase in countries like Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, for heart procedures and cosmetic surgery, at half the price and greater personal attention. With the specialists being trained in the advanced countries, and the latest of equipment available, all these countries offer excellent services. All these countries have successfully established themselves as providers of quality treatment, at lower costs, which seems to be the rule for all medical tourism destinations. Let us look at them individually and alphabetically. Argentina Hard on the heels of its neighbours Colombia and Brazil, Argentina has invested heavily in…

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Apr
15

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How to choose the right company for medical tourism

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Medical tourism calls elaborate arrangements. Medical tourism companies help in dealing with the hospital bookings. Besides this, many factors such as postoperative stay, travel bookings and communication between the patient and the medical care unit are also the responsibility of the company dealing in medical tourism. The advantages of hiring medical tourism agents are: Expertise in the area: While it may be difficult for you to know the right people and choose the might hospitals, it is easier for the medical tourism companies to provide you with a wide array of options. Complete package: the companies not only hitch you…

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Mar
31

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How medical transcription influences the medical tourism industry

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Medical tourism industry is increasing at a very fast pace due to the increasing price rise in the medical field in the developed countries. This phenomenon increased the option of people seeking for the excellent treatment at a comparatively low price. There are different aspects, which trigger the rise in inflow of patients in the developing countries. Among the other features, Medical Transcription is one of the important aspect which plays an important role in the in the field of medicine. Medical transcription: The term “Medical Transcription” means outsourcing of medical data in the audio form and thereafter the audio…

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Mar
27

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Is there any scope of medical tourism in Africa

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If you are planning for dental or cosmetic surgery, Africa might just be the right place for you. If you are wondering whether there is scope for medical tourism in Africa or not then we would be happy to guide you through the countries and procedures that Arica offers for better medical treatments. Arica is fast emerging as a lucrative market for health tourism. Nations like South Africa, Egypt and Tunisia are the epicenter of health tourism. Of the nations mentioned above South Africa is the Big Daddy! With exotic customs, breath taking safaris and an assortment of heavenly flora…

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