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29

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Post-treatment care poses a major risk in medical tourism

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There have been various debates in the past regarding ethical medical policies in medical tourism. Although people are concerned about the post-treatment of their disease or medical procedure, they are not deterred for traveling abroad to alleviate their medical woes. There is no justification why the patient should rather not rely upon his own country’s medical facilities. A simple answer, because they may not be adequate for the patient or his family. If a patient is reduced to a desperate and frustrated position due to his own country’s medical laws, costs and disinterested doctors, he will of course turn to…

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Jun
28

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Germany and Poland come together for medicine and synergy

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According to recent reports, Poland’s Ministry of Economy plans to extend its functions towards development of medical tourism in the country with Germany’s help. It has become clear that Poland is looking at a bigger and more profitable future of medical tourism. The government is evidently planning to invest in medicine and with the help of the Germans, this will be a smoother process. The recent talks between German and Polish dignitaries have raised questions about the countries’ plan to begin an exchange program between the countries. The move to encourage medical tourism also indicates the government’s plans to re-establish…

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Jun
27

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Americans continue to favor destinations abroad for treatment

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It is true that Americans find it sarcastic, but you cannot help it when in spite of almost-free healthcare schemes for everyone, Americans lose out more money in medical treatment than people from any other country in the world. Till ObamaCare came, it was a completely disastrous situation for Americans when they found that there was no proper redressal mechanism to whom everyone could go with their healthcare policy problems. No one heard their silent cries and the state is just a little better for the people now. They still feel cheated of their medical bills, which are not transparent….

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Jun
25

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Italy: The exquisiteness and wellness package

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Italy is a country known for its architectural and cultural wealth, and home to one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world, the Roman Empire. Their affluence and their lost glory is visible in the architecture of the cities like Milan. Fountains that are centuries old, waterways that remind you of Venice and just like in the olden times, Italy is a fashion capital. For those interested in fashion, Italy is the place to be, but it doesn’t end here because food, the lifestyle, and the culture are sure to captivate you and keep you in Italy for quite…

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Jun
18

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Philippines: The perfect concoction of medicine and tourism

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When we think about medical tourism, the destinations that we should consider are the ones that have the perfect balance of both medical facilities, as well as environment. After recovering from some serious illness, patients are generally advised some change of environment because doctors say that the patient can heal psychologically as well as physically in such an enriching environment. Living in cities made of bricks and concrete, we keep dreaming about an ideal weekend break close to nature, closer to the earth. Philippines, a popular tourist destination dotted with white sand beaches and beautiful locations, is also home to…

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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
13

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Australia: The rising destination for medical tourism industry

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Although the world wasn’t looking at Australia at all as far as the medical tourism industry was concerned, after nib’s initiative to promote medical tourism in Australia, the medical industry is also looking up to the opportunity. Nib options are a novel idea in which they will provide some customized choices to travelers at a fee. They can avail those medical facilities that come as a package and are available in Australia and overseas as well. Based in Australia and New Zealand, the company is offering its services to anyone visiting these countries. This is a first in the line…

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Jun
12

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The dilemma of medical tourism: Closer to hope, far from home

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It has been a long cold war between the skeptics and the believers but the scales keep balancing each other every time we try to understand whether the medical tourism industry is really booming or going down. One way of looking at it would be to say that if I were in a situation where I want to take the chance of my life, travel abroad, get that procedure done, and get back happy and relieved to my family and friends. Or on the contrary, it would be justified if I rather prefer to die close to home, at peace,…

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May
22

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Japan putting in the effort to become a destination for medical tourists

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Japan is known as land of the rising Sun and of cherry blossom which is called sakura. This pale pink flower fills the landscape of the country every spring and symbolizes importance of art and culture in Japan. The flower has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon in the country, which inspires many of the cherry blossom festivals as well as tours around the nation. Triple Tourists Influx The country is trying to boost tourism industry in the country and Shinzo Abe who is Prime Minister has set a target to triple tourists coming to the country by the end…

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May
18

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What makes medical tourism flourish

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It has been many decades since when people from different countries used to travel to say United States of America to seek some medical advice or to get a treatment. However, a trend named as medical tourism has emerged in the recent past, which implies traveling of the natives of highly developed nations to lesser-developed ones in order to seek medical treatments. This sounds weird but this actually happens. With the passing time, medical tourism is gaining extreme popularity. This trend is widely seen in the developing and industrialized nations of the world. Medical tourism has plethora of opportunities as…

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