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  • centers
  • Some offer cross-border coverage, like the comprehensive programs we provide to expatriate employee populations of multinational corporations or the products bought by affluent people in developing markets to receive access to nearby centers of medical excellence in their region. (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • In the past this usually referred to those who traveled from less-developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for treatment unavailable at home. (wikipedia.org)
  • Currently, SEHA manages 57 Primary Health Care Centers, 13 Hospitals, 3 Maternal and Child Health Centers, 3 Specialized Dental Centers, one centre for Autism, and 5 Specialised Facilities like rehab, blood bank and herbal center. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the nationwide campaign, those who plan to visit Korea can obtain a wide range of discount coupons and membership cards, which can be used at retailers, restaurants and other businesses here, from the overseas branches of the Korea Tourism Organization, cultural centers, travel agencies and airline firms. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Over the years, has accumulated considerable practical experience, extensive professional contacts, developed a system of selection of the best doctors and medical centers profiling. (assuta.clinic)
  • Some promoters of wellness tourism define all wellness travel services as delivered outside medical facilities in spas, health promotion or wellness centers, resorts, or hotels. (wikipedia.org)
  • sought
  • During the 18th century, Church Stretton began to develop as a spa town, attracting those who sought to escape the new urbanisation and industrialism of Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cuban
  • I think that in developed countries--and we get a lot of people from developed countries--there are great medical facilities," said Dr. Ramon Prado, the director of Cira Garcia, a Cuban clinic that serves primarily tourists. (chicagotribune.com)
  • foreigners
  • Their endeavors have paid off as substantially higher numbers of foreigners have flooded popular tourist spots in and out of Seoul and spent billions of dollars to buy luxury brand goods, souvenirs and other Korean products. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • The city has an estimated 12,500 hospital beds, of which only half is used by the city's population with the rest being shared by patients from other states of the country and foreigners. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • The emerging middle classes I mentioned earlier are increasingly looking abroad for medical care as they realize the quality of treatment they are looking for is often not available locally (or the waiting list is too long). (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other than their own to obtain medical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • It covers a wide field of health-oriented, tourism ranging from preventive and health-conductive treatment to rehabilitational and curative forms of travel. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first recorded instance of people travelling for medical treatment dates back thousands of years to when Greek pilgrims traveled from the eastern Mediterranean to a small area in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria . (wikipedia.org)
  • There was a time when some Philippine hospitals were considered the best in the region, with people from as far as the US seeking medical treatment here. (blogspot.com)
  • Although foreign nationals have been coming to the Philippines for medical treatment as early as the 1970s, medical tourism as a government program only took off in 2006 when the Departments of Health, Tourism, Foreign Affairs, and Trade and Industry identified the Health and Wellness Services Program as one of their flagship programs. (blogspot.com)
  • Korea plans to promote itself as an attractive shopping spot and offer a wide range of incentives, especially targeting foreign patients who come here to receive medical treatment and other healthcare-related services. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Most Medical Tourism Companies in Israel , "attach" their patients to a public hospital, where he receives no preferential treatment. (treatmentisrael.com)
  • The tourists made a not inconsiderable part in addition to the "normal" tourists, who come for a hair transplant in Istanbul or in General a medical treatment in Turkey. (web-wisdom.com)
  • We hear it really works," said Nicholas Herve, a French tourist who waited with his 15-year-old daughter, Aurelie, recently for a vitiligo treatment. (chicagotribune.com)
  • As a result, the patient receives a medical program, including a list of procedures, a summary of selected physicians, the general cost of the treatment and its duration. (assuta.clinic)
  • After obtaining the consent of the patient's medical service professionals involved in the planning and preparation of the treatment process: book flights, make out documents, pick and book a house (it can be a hotel or an apartment near the clinic), order the queue and decide other organizational matters. (assuta.clinic)
  • Upon arrival in Israel at the airport meets the patient's medical consultant, who coordinates the entire process of diagnosis and treatment, accompanied at all stages, provides transport services from the residence to the clinic and back, translates documents and communicating with physicians, helping to solve everyday problems. (assuta.clinic)
  • High speed organizing various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures - takes 3-4 days diagnosis of any type of cancer compared to independent treatment in hospital - up to 2-3 weeks. (assuta.clinic)
  • As hospitalists, we have been seeing increasing numbers of patients going overseas for urgent and elective procedures, as it is a general perception the medical treatment overseas is less expensive," says Joseph Ming Wah Li, MD, SFHM, director of hospital medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and SHM president-elect. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Many hospitals also give the option of continuing the treatment through telemedicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Noida, which is fast emerging as a hotspot for medical tourism, a number of hospitals have hired language translators to make patients from Balkan and African countries feel more comfortable while at the same time helping in the facilitation of their treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • While wellness tourism is often correlated with medical tourism because health interests motivate the traveler, wellness tourists are proactive in seeking to improve or maintain health and quality of life, often focusing on prevention, while medical tourists generally travel reactively to receive treatment for a diagnosed disease or condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Getting 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty to her hospital bed required the use of a cargo plane, a truck and a crane. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • Malaysia was also recognised as 2015 'Destination of the Year' by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ). (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1960, Sheikhs Shakhbut and Zayed of Abu Dhabi visited an American mission in Muscat and were so impressed by what they saw that they invited the couple in charge, Pat and Marian Kennedy, to open a clinic in Al Ain, which they did in the November of that year. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Korea has emerged as one of the world's major tourist destinations this year, at least among Chinese, Japanese and other Asian visitors, on the back of a weak Korean won against other currencies and the growing popularity of Korean pop culture in the region. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Throughout the year, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Visit Korea Committee and other state-run tourism promotion agencies, as well as municipal administrations have made all-out efforts to attract as many foreign tourists as possible to earn hard currency, create jobs and improve its international profile. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • A KTO spokesman said if the current trend continues the number of foreign tourists will likely exceed 8.8 million by the end of the year, up 12.5 percent from last year's 7.82 million. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Seoul City plans to expand the amount of accommodation as part of efforts to attract 5 million Chinese tourists per year by 2014. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Korea attracted nearly 60,000 Chinese visitors during the Chinese National Day holiday from Oct. 1 to 7, up 30 percent from the same period last year. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • The number of Chinese tourists to Korea is expected to soar to 1.88 million in 2010, from 1.21 million last year, accounting for 21.4 percent of the total. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • KTO projected the number of Japanese tourists will reach 3.02 million this year, accounting for 34.3 percent of the total, while putting American and Taiwanese visitors at 650,000 and 410,000 each. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Every year, Rambam's Medical Tourism Department serves hundreds of foreign patients, who are attracted to the Center thanks to a combination of high-quality care, state-of-the-art facilities . (treatmentisrael.com)
  • For the above operations, it attracts each year more than 100,000 people in the only country on two continents. (web-wisdom.com)
  • According to Cubanacan Tourism and Health, the umbrella organization charged with promoting Cuba's health tourism facilities, the island last year attracted 3,500 health tourists, a number that is growing by 20 percent a year. (chicagotribune.com)
  • 1 On the flip side, only a little more than 400,000 nonresidents visited the U.S. in 2008 for the latest medical care.1 Globally, the medical tourism industry is estimated to grow into a $21 billion-a-year industry by 2012, with much of the growth expected from Western patients traveling overseas for affordable care. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • The hospital had 5,125 visits for emergency medical services in the 2013/2014 year. (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • I then moved to the joys of pricing, hospital procurement, health IT, international coverage, and reinsurance - virtually every facet of how to create a product that works for both the customer and the insurance company. (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • Alongside the traditional reinsurer contributions (pricing, underwriting, risk-transfer) we offer access to AXA's operational assets: a worldwide hospital network with cashless access claims management services, and 24/7 international assistance in case of emergencies. (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • Factors that have led to the increasing popularity of medical travel include the high cost of health care, long wait times for certain procedures, the ease and affordability of international travel, and improvements in both technology and standards of care in many countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most importantly, Indian groups like Apollo Hospitals, Narayana Health and Medanta are more affordable than their international competitors. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • The prices at Apollo Hospitals will be one-third to one-tenth of the prices at hospitals in the US and UK," says Harinder Sidhu, the company's head of International Business. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • All have international patient teams, and many have permanent kiosks or even clinics at major airports to welcome clients. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • Joint Commission International and Malaysian Society for Quality in Healthcare) and medical equipment in order to develop 'world-class', technology-intensive private health care facilities and ensure care standards considered necessary to attract medical tourists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mexico currently has 9 JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited clinics and hospitals, such as Galenia Hospital. (mexicobariatriccenter.com)
  • There's a lot of tenderness and human warmth and concern here in Cuba, and that in itself helps a lot," says Rosa Maria Medina, a spokeswoman for the International Center for Neurological Restoration, one of Cuba's tourist hotspots. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Patients who pay in dollars enjoy "all the comforts of the most modern clinics," note the brochures, including cable television, air conditioning and 24-hour international fax service. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Our company - the medical service «Unims» (United International medical service) is the official representative ( view the certificate ) Network "clinic Assuta "Link that connects doctor and patient. (assuta.clinic)
  • Dubai got ranked 7th world's most visited cities by international tourists that have visited Dubai according to a survey conducted by Euromonitor in 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multi- and super-specialty hospitals across the city bring in an estimated 150 international patients every day. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the US $3.4 trillion spa and wellness economy, wellness tourism is estimated to total US$494 billion or 14.6 percent of all 2013 domestic and international tourism expenditures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Domestic wellness tourism is significantly larger than its international equivalent, representing 84 percent of wellness travel and 68 percent of expenditures (or $299 billion). (wikipedia.org)
  • International wellness tourism represents 16 percent of wellness travel and 32 percent of expenditures ($139 billion market). (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2014, the US is the largest wellness tourism market, with $180.7 billion in annual, combined international and domestic expenditures. (wikipedia.org)
  • world's
  • But we think this shows that our intensive marketing activities designed to attract visitors from the world's fastest growing economy have finally paid off. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • nation's
  • Under the slogan titled "Korea Grand Sale 2011," which will begin on Jan. 10, 2011 and last through Feb. 28, more than 14,000 department stores, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, theme parks and other hospitality-related establishments will participate in the nation's largest shopping-oriented tourism festival across the country, the Visit Korea committee said. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Bayan Lepas, home to numerous multinational firms, is a major manufacturing centre, while George Town is the nation's leading medical tourism hub. (wikipedia.org)
  • facilities
  • Fortis Healthcare - a large chain with 45 facilities globally - offers patients a SIM card upon arrival, visa assistance, language interpreters, currency conversion at the hospital and complimentary wifi. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • Via Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/16/2010 MANILA, Philippines-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday marveled at the state-of-the-art and "hotel-like" facilities of the spanking new St. Luke's Medical Center Global City at The Fort in Taguig City, calling it a "quantum leap in medical care. (blogspot.com)
  • When Imelda Marcos put up the Philippine Heart Center in 1975, it became an important center for cardiac care in the Asia-Pacific region because of its foreign-trained medical personnel, state-of-the-art facilities, and advanced medical care and research. (blogspot.com)
  • The number of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)]-endorsed medical facilities in Malaysia has increased over the years (e.g., 35 in 2009, 49 in 2011, 63 in 2012, 72 in 2013 and 78 in 2014), playing a role in increasing the official figures on foreign patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ministry of Health is undertaking a multimillion-dollar program to expand health facilities and hospitals, medical centres, and a trauma centre in the seven emirates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ministry of Health (United Arab Emirates) (MOH): for public and private healthcare facilities in the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman and the rest of the north Emirates, also few public facilities in Dubai like Al Baraha Hospital and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most hospital facilities for Cubans have peeling paint, missing light bulbs, and electrical and water outages. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The island's tourist facilities, however, are another world. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The town has government-run medical facilities in addition to over 10 private hospitals and clinics. (wikipedia.org)
  • centres
  • As a nation, Malaysia and its non-governmental organizations, medical centres and facilitators have won numerous awards. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company also has a number of health care services under different centres such as blood diseases centre, cancer and radiosurgery centre, health screening centre, comprehensive epilepsy management, menstrual clinic and many more. (ukessays.com)
  • patients
  • Countries that operate public health-care systems often have long wait times for certain operations, for example, an estimated 782,936 Canadian patients spent an average waiting time of 9.4 weeks on medical waiting lists in 2005. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alongside consultations, drugs and the procedure itself, patients receive luxury air-conditioned hospital accommodation, food and airport transfers. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • Via Business Mirror: Although the Philippine government only started promoting medical tourism in 2006, Philippine hospitals have been receiving foreign patients for over three decades now. (blogspot.com)
  • About 80 percent of patients come from Latin America and the Caribbean, but the facility has attracted clients from as far away as Japan and Finland. (chicagotribune.com)
  • With rising U.S. healthcare costs and millions of Americans uninsured or underinsured, more American patients are seeking affordable, high-quality medical care abroad-known as "medical tourism. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • With medical tourism growing in scope and popularity, it is essential that hospitalists are prepared to discuss with their patients the pros and cons of traveling for medical care. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • A basic understanding of the industry and the issues can help guide your patients through medical decisions and help you care for those who have returned from a medical trip. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Providing patients and travelers all over the world peace of mind, appreciated savings, and top notch technology and training, Mexico is an ultimate medical tourism destination in Latin America. (placidway.com)
  • More patients are admitted to hospital in Vulcan than in the general Alberta population. (wikipedia.org)
  • focuses
  • In addition, one of the 10th Malaysia plan focuses on attracting talents. (ukessays.com)
  • The state's tourism agenda promotes ecologically sustained tourism, which focuses on the local culture, wilderness adventures, volunteering and personal growth of the local population. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedures
  • Canada has also set waiting time benchmarks for non urgent medical procedures, including a 26-week waiting period for a hip replacement and a 16-week wait for cataract surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following are the comparative costs of general cosmetic and surgical procedures between American and Mexican hospitals. (mexicobariatriccenter.com)
  • care
  • The growth in medical tourism has the potential to cost US health care providers billions of dollars in lost revenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some parts of the world, wider political issues can influence where medical tourists will choose to seek out health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • With its team of 60 customer care officers, free Internet connection in patient suites and a 24/7 concierge service, among other amenities, the hospital is being managed like a hotel, observed Sinan Yilmaz, Edsa Shangri-la general manager. (blogspot.com)
  • Medical professionals in the country, particularly the nurses, are known for their hospitality, skills, and excellent patient care, which makes them in demand in foreign hospitals abroad. (blogspot.com)
  • A state-of-the-art general hospital has opened in Abu Dhabi with a projected bed capacity of 143, a trauma unit, and the first home health care program in the UAE. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam Medical Center) is an academic public hospital in Haifa, named after the famous medieval Jewish physician and scholar, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon. (treatmentisrael.com)
  • Most health-care tourists to Cuba come seeking cures they don't believe they can find elsewhere. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Sime Darby Health Care started operating in 1985 with the establishment of Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya. (ukessays.com)
  • With the new policy, Sime Darby HealthCare can have the opportunity to develop and is able to attract more professional, who are able to help them to achieve the vision as the gold class health care provider. (ukessays.com)
  • Unable to afford the procedure, Dupray began searching the Web for affordable medical care overseas. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Dental clinics have attracted dental care tourism to Chennai The government has removed visa restrictions on tourist visas that required a two-month gap between consecutive visits for people from Gulf countries which is likely to boost medical tourism. (wikipedia.org)
  • clarification needed] It has eight medical beds with 15 long-term care beds and hosts a medical clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The high rate of mortality caused not only wars, but in many cases rather a lack of medical care, which increases the spread of diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedure
  • Organ transplantation is a medical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient, to replace a damaged or missing organ. (wikipedia.org)
  • restrictions
  • The United Arab Emirates signed a tourism cooperation agreement with Lebanon on February 10, 2009 Tourists are required to obey some Muslim religious restrictions in public even if they are not Muslim themselves, such as refraining from eating or drinking in public places in the daytime during Ramadan fasting. (wikipedia.org)
  • travel
  • Companies that build peer review platforms to help would-be medical travelers find the best doctor and facility for their needs, similar to platforms already available for vacation travel, should be able to scale-up quickly in this environment. (medicaltourismmag.com)
  • A large draw to medical travel is convenience and speed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wellness tourism is travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary wellness tourists travel entirely for wellness purposes while secondary wellness tourists engage in wellness-related activities as part of a trip. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the trends soon reciprocated, with the travel agencies noticing the undermined potential of the state as a tourist destination. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malaysia
  • With the 2010 launch of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), which seeks to transform Malaysia into an upper middle-income country with a knowledge-based economy, interest in medical tourism's economic potential grew. (wikipedia.org)
  • George Medical Getaway, Medical Tourism Facilitator in Malaysia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medical tourism in Malaysia: how can we better identify and manage its advantages and disadvantages? (wikipedia.org)
  • According to this plan, the government is taking steps to attract foreign or Diasporas Malaysia talents to work in Malaysia by issuing open visas to highly skilled foreign professionals and loosen others restriction (Esman, 2009). (ukessays.com)
  • people
  • This became officially known as the Oasis Hospital, unofficially as the "Kennedy Hospital" to local people. (wikipedia.org)
  • Efforts are taken to minimise the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeon
  • We took it in as a humanitarian cause to save a life and as a medical challenge," says Muffazal Lakdawala, her surgeon, who is happy with her progress since the operation. (africanbusinessmagazine.com)
  • Americans
  • Tourists--including a growing number of Americans--are flocking to this socialist island to have their noses reshaped, their breasts lifted, their knees replaced or to find help for chronic problems, from neurological damage to psoriasis. (chicagotribune.com)
  • I will never go to a hospital in the U.S.," says Dupray, who represents a growing number of Americans searching for affordable healthcare in the global marketplace. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • surgery
  • As Singaporean gynaecological surgeons became more skillful, leaders in the field like Prof. S Shan Ratnam were authorised to perform Sex reassignment surgery male-to-female (SRS) at Kandang Kerbau Hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • Later, the more technically demanding sex reassignment surgery female-to-male was also offered at Kandang Kerbau Hospital and at Alexandra Hospital, performed by gynecologists such as Dr. Ilancheran. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) and Gender Reassignment Surgery Clinic were set up at the National University Hospital two decades later. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Once the patient goes through a request form or by phone, include an evaluation of medical problems at the possibility of assisting in Israel. (assuta.clinic)
  • Other ethical issues include transplantation tourism and more broadly the socio-economic context in which organ procurement or transplantation may occur. (wikipedia.org)