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Rise In Medical Tourism Causes A Shift In The Cosmetic Surgery Market

Rise In Medical Tourism Causes A Shift In The Cosmetic Surgery Market

20 January 2014

Medical tourism isn’t a new thing; people have been doing it for decades. However, a study on the numbers of people going from their home country to another country to receive medical healthcare, including cancer treatment and cosmetic surgery, shows that our patterns of behavior have changed. These changes have, inevitably, changed the world of…

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More Americans turn to Medical Tourism

More Americans turn to Medical Tourism

27 December 2012

Every year thousands of Americans go abroad for medical health care. There are many reasons to become a medical tourist; you can recover from a medical procedure in peace, incorporate it into a holiday, receive life-saving or life-changing procedures that may not yet be available in your country or may not be covered by medical…

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Will the Health Care Reform affect Medical Tourism

Will the Health Care Reform affect Medical Tourism?

22 August 2012

Things changed for many Americans last month when the Health Reform Act was passed, meaning, amongst other things, that uninsured Americans will now be entitled to Federal and State medical health plans. The plan includes dental treatment, visits to the doctor, annual check-ups and procedures considered to be essential, such as orthopaedic treatment, cancer treatment,…

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Medical Tourism - more than value for money

Medical Tourism – more than value for money

15 August 2012

When people talk about medical tourism they assume that people do it for one of three reasons: because it is an elective procedure and it is cheaper to go abroad; because it is an essential procedure but the individual is uninsured so it\'s cheaper to go abroad; or because it is a lifesaving procedure that…

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Medical Tourism Event

Medical Tourism Event

27 June 2012

An exciting medical tourism event, the Medical Director Summit, will take place during the 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMT & GHC), from October 24-26th at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This summit will see medical directors from the top hospitals and insurance companies from around the world…

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Population Density in Popular Medical Tourism Destinations

Population Density in Popular Medical Tourism Destinations

26 June 2012

Population density in the graph below means the average number of people per square kilometer. We have highlighted some popular medical tourism destinations, including Mexico where Angeles Health is based, as well as countries which produce a lot of medical tourists, such as the US, Canada and the UK. Click on the graph to explore…

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Health Expenditure Across the World

Health Expenditure (% of GDP) Across the World

20 June 2012

In this chart you can see the total health expenditure in different regions of the world, which is the sum of public and private health spending. It covers health service provisions (both preventive and curative), family planning, nutrition work, and emergency aid for health but excludes water and sanitation services. It is clear to see…

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