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21

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4 Reasons why you should choose Medical Tourism

With the rise of medical tourism worldwide, more and more individuals are opting to undergo their medical treatments overseas. And the recent years has seen a remarkable increase in the number of medical tourists aka health related tourists in countries like India, Singapore and Thailand. Although there are many factors that fuel this growth, here are some of the most possible reasons why medical tourism is looking up to become the next best thing in the healthcare industry; and why you should choose the same for your medical treatments as well. Cost Savings Living in a country like the US…

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Nov
20

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Exciting Ventures between Hospitality Industry and Healthcare Providers

Coined by the media and worldwide travel agencies to an extent, the term ‘medical tourism’ has become synonymous with quality and affordable healthcare practices today. The term and concept signifies traveling to a foreign destination for medical purposes, be it for a casual checkup or for a complicated procedure like heart, dental or cosmetic surgery. Medical tourism also goes by the names of medical travel, global healthcare and health tourism, and has risen to become the official industry of more than 50 countries around the world. So what actually prompted this steep rise in the field? One of the major…

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Nov
20

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A Consumer’s Basic Guide to Medical Tourism

Medical tourism packages have become like ordinary holiday packages which you can either book online or via a travel agent. And with rising health care costs in the US, more number of patients are opting for these lucrative packages to get treated overseas and enjoy a holiday in the process. However, not all of these medical tourism packages can be trusted. And not all agents would provide you with the package that you need. You need to be extremely careful when opting for a specific medical tourism package. And if this is your first time, here are some handy tips…

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Nov
19

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Medical tourism will flourish and expand more in the near future

The future looks exceptionally bright for medical tourism. The investors of this industry should rest assured that their investment won’t go to waste. The US Affordable Care Act seems to be responsible for the popularity of medical tourism. Though the act will not be completely active before 2014 it has already put fear in the heart of middle class people and insurance companies. The American health insurance companies are promoting medical tourism as a viable and reliable option for their clients. Health care costs and mandatory health insurance premiums both have increased and will continue to rise. Such circumstances are…

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Nov
19

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Hotel industry is booming due to the boon of medical tourism:

Medical tourism is not just a trend anymore it has grown into a busy industry which is positively impacting the development of other industries. The one industry which has started sharing the profits of medical tourism is the hotel and hospitality industry. Medical tourism lets people travel from their native land to a foreign country for getting their treatments done at much lower costs.  The rising costs of medical treatments and basic medical facilities in the developed countries like the US, UK and Canada has made people think of alternatives. Medical tourism is at present the best way to get…

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Nov
18

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Medical tourism has increased the number of engaged patients:

Medical tourism has empowered the patients. It encourages patients to be more involved in the entire procedure of treatment. The patient’s involvement and engagement enables doctors to treat them properly. It is important that patients understand their ailments. Now day patients have easy access to all sort of medical information through the internet. They read up all about a particular disease and the symptoms. Patients who are interested in getting their treatment abroad are doing thorough research about medical tourism destinations. Technology has made communication easier. Medical tourists talk to their doctors before traveling and discuss their treatment methods via…

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Nov
18

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Is medical tourism a developing industry or a problem in disguise?

The concept of medical tourism is theoretically great and practically it is helping millions of people get proper treatments at affordable prices. The expenses of medical care are rising steadily worldwide. In the developed countries the healthcare expenses are so high that often patients have to wait for weeks and even months before they can accumulate sufficient money for getting proper treatment. Their ailments are not attended immediately and getting appointment of a general physician takes too much time. The patients from developed countries are traveling to developing countries where they are treated like royalties yet they do not have…

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Nov
17

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Medical Tourism: Definitely the next big thing for the Healthcare Industry

Medical tourism is a term that is increasingly becoming popular with several individuals today. But what does it actually mean? The concept is pretty simple. An individual opting for a medical treatment can choose from several foreign destinations for his/her treatment, and enjoy a holiday in the chosen destination in the process. In addition to being extremely cost effective, this form of medical travel allows patients to get access to affordable health care practices in the fields of surgical care, joint replacements, cosmetic surgeries, neurosurgery and dental care etc. Added to this are the state of the art infrastructure and…

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Nov
17

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Zimbabwe offers great medical tourism opportunities for both patients and investors:

Medical tourism has become a great opportunity for middle class patients to travel abroad and see exotic places. The high medical expenses in USA and the European countries have forced the patients to look for alternatives. Travel and tourism companies have started utilizing medical treatment as a way for luring huge number of people to different travel destinations around the world. India ranks high among the places where patients are flocking for medical treatments. Patients who visit India for heart surgery, cancer treatment or cosmetic dentistry roam around the country for paying visit to the famous Taj Mahal and royal…

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Nov
16

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Medical Tourism – The Hidden Costs

Medical tourism means the travelling of patients from one country to another to avail better medical facilities at a cheaper cost. Medical tourism has become very famous in recent years, especially in the developed countries such as US and UK. The middle class society is not capable enough to afford the sky rocketing cost of medical treatment in these countries. The waiting period to get an appointment or a surgery slot urges the patients to visit overseas for treatment. Though medical tourism offers the patients with a lot of positives, it also has few negatives as far as cost is…

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