Debunking the 'myths' of global medical tourism
A team of British researchers is warning governments and health care organizations around the world not to fall for the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. With the promise of a lucrative market and huge global market opportunities, the appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss. But researchers from London, York, Sheffield and Birmingham, UK, challenge the view that there is an ever-growing number of people prepared to travel across national borders to receive medical treatment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers warn medical tourism 'myths' unfounded
YORK, England, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- British researchers say the myths of medical tourism -- that it is an increasing global market and governments can boost the numbers -- is not backed by data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers warn of the 'myths' of global medical tourism
(University of York) A team of British researchers, led by the University of York, is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Rise of medical tourism shows impact on cosmetic surgery market
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that -- and the trend is having an impact on the market for cosmetic plastic surgery, according to an article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism - New Frontiers for Nigerian Healthcare Delivery
[Vanguard]TOWARDS enabling the average Nigerian patient access to the most advanced and effective healthcare services in the world, Apollo Hyderabad Group, the largest group of hospitals in Asia, recently teamed up with the Nigerian medical industry, to establish the Apollo Global Doctors Network- West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical tourism: What's the risk of traveling for care?
The rising cost of health care has some Americans looking to travel aboard for cheaper options (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Medical tourism: Americans traveling for cheaper health care
The rising cost of health care is causing some Americans to find cheaper options abroad. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg reports on one of the fastest-growing sectors in the travel industry - medical tourism. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Medical tourism: Is the cost savings worth the risk?
Dr. Claudette Lajam, orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the benefits and risks involved in the growing trend of medical tourism. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Tourism For Tubal Ligation Reversal Surgery
A couple travels from Peru, South America to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to have the best tubal reversal surgical experience possible. This couple underwent two unsuccessful cycles of IVF in their home country. After their IVF experience they decided to travel to Chapel Hill to have tubal ligation reversal with Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Her surgery was a success and they share their story for the benefit of other women who are suffering because they regret their tubal ligation procedures. (Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News)
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - October 7, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Am patient - will travel
Medical tourism creates opportunities for patients at home and abroad. (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - September 26, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Top Spots For Medical Tourism
Top Medical Destinations—No Matter What the Supreme Court Rules on Obamacare (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frederick E. Allen Source Type: news

Rupee fall brings more medical tourists
Private hospitals in Chennai say that they have seen a 10% to 15% increase in medical tourism in the past one year. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intl medical tourism industry pegged at $ 40 bn
Every year, about 7 million people grab their passports and fly abroad looking for quality, affordable medical care. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shifts in the Global Body Market: Access or Exploitation?
New regulations in India mean surrogacy is no longer available for gay couples, unmarried couples, or singles. Are Mexico and Thailand the new surrogacy frontier? What do such shifts in "medical tourism" mean for those involved?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - April 11, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jessica Cussins Tags: Ethics and Morality Gender Parenting Sex assisted reproduction egg donation exploitation gay clients gay couples India indian women international surrogacy kidney transplants legal barriers LGBT living in perth living in pe Source Type: news

International Medical Travel Exhibition And Conference, 22-23 March 2013, Monaco
Experts at IMTEC 2013 will discuss benchmarking for outcomes in global medical travel industry Current trends in the medical tourism industry indicate that the needs of international patients are challenging health service providers to come up with advanced solutions for quality healthcare outcomes. The basic question of a medical traveler is always 'Who is the best doctor?' This new approach - benchmarking for outcomes - will ensure medical tourism is more focused on patient-centered medicine... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conferences Source Type: news