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3 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism (usnews.com)

3 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism (usnews.com) | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Americans don’t like to travel for healthcare but access and big savings can sway this decision.
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$50 Million “Ritzy” Hospital to Offer Niche Care

$50 Million “Ritzy” Hospital to Offer Niche Care | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

The Renaissance Harbour View Pavilion, sounding more like a resort than a hospital, plans to invest $5 million in phase one to create a 10-bed facility by mid-2013. The physicians are now seeking investment partners to take the project forward, targeting a 40-bed specialty hospital in the near future at a cost of $50 million.

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Are You Healthy Enough to Travel?

Are You Healthy Enough to Travel? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

To be considered a good candidate for medical tourism, you need to be healthy enough to travel. A health care trip may require from 6 to 24 hours of travel time. If you have certain medical conditions, a long journey may not be recommended.

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Is there a passport to cheaper healthcare?

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Is there a passport to cheaper healthcare?Irish TimesAt the world's biggest global showcase World Travel Market in London late last year, “new kids on the block” Serbia and Cyprus were highlighting medical tourism developments.
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5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012

5 Consumer Trends Driving Travel in 2012 | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
High-end consumers are as willing as ever to splurge on travel, so long as it gives them meaningful experiences. Travel with a wellness component ties in to this consumer hunger, as does sustainability with an innovative twist.
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Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA

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Is Medical Tourism the Future of Healthcare?

Is Medical Tourism the Future of Healthcare? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Millions of medical patients are crossing international borders each year to receive treatment in a growing trend known as medical tourism.
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When you can deduct the expenses of medical tourism

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“IRS Publication 502 explains what medical expenses can be deducted. It states "Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. These expenses include payments for legal medical services rendered by physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners.”

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Medical Tourism—is it Worth It?

Medical Tourism—is it Worth It? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
If you wouldn't drink the water in some foreign countries, why would you consider going overseas for a risky procedure—with a doctor you've never even met? First of all, we're not talking backroom surgery here.

 

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Maria K Todd, MHA PhD's comment, December 21, 2011 2:22 PM
The author of this article is misinformed. The more than 400 health-care organizations in 47 countries which are accredited by Joint Commission International, is a completely separate and distinct entity from the "Joint Commission" which accredits U.S. health-care facilities. The standards are distinctly different and a hospital that would pass JCI might not necessarily pass Joint Commission standards for the USA on many criteria.

For anyone who would like proof, purchase and read the standards. They area available for sale by Joint Commission Resources as downloadable PDFs.

Maria K Todd, MHA PhD
CEO - Mercury Healthcare International, Inc.
Monica Rix Paxson's comment, December 21, 2011 8:12 PM
Thanks for the clarification Maria. I can see how the similarity between the two names could confuse the writer, let alone consumers. In fact, it's probably reached the point where there needs to be some objective standards or rankings for the various accrediting organizations internationally. There are new ones entering the arena all the time now.
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Why More Americans are Going Abroad for Surgery to Save Money

Why More Americans are Going Abroad for Surgery to Save Money | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
More Americans are travelling abroad than ever for cut-price health care, in a bid to avert the astronomical costs of undergoing treatment at home, experts say.
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Medical Tourism Grows in Sonora, Mexico

Medical Tourism Grows in Sonora, Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Sonora is the border state that provides a high degree of security for residents and tourists as evidenced by statistics from the Ministry of Public Security, state and national. This is complemented by its tempered climate, friendly and courteous staff doctors and nurses, air and land connectivity and infrastructure.

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MedSafe Travel

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Escorted senior travel and caregiver support services for disabled or physically challenged individuals to Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
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Looking Back Through the Years at Medical Tourism

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“There was a time when wealthy people traveled to more developed countries in search of superior medical care. Such was the case in America. Up until the late 1980s, foreigners came to the United States to visit the big cities and have a medical procedure with superior doctors in modern facilities.”

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How Medical Tourism Really Works - DailyFinance

How Medical Tourism Really Works - DailyFinance | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Success stories are regular features of The Motley Fool's Rule Your Retirement newsletter service, where we share profiles of people who have become financially independent. One of the most remarkable stories we've come across is that of Akaisha and Billy Kaderli, who retired two decades ago at the age of 38 and began traveling the world. In this article, Billy talks about a recent firsthand experience with medical facilities outside the U.S.

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Traveling Abroad for Medical Care

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More and more Americans are crossing international borders in search of health care. It's a practice called medical tourism, and in 2012 alone, it's estimated 1.6 million Americans are expected to travel for procedures.
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Medical Tourism Guatemala

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As an adult, I have been in the hospital overnight on five occasions for various health issues; Four times in the USA in different facilities and states, and once now in ... 

 

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Mexico Targets Cities with Mexican Immigrants for Medical Tourism in Mexico

Mexico Targets Cities with Mexican Immigrants for Medical Tourism in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical tourism campaign targets residents of cities with large Mexican immigrant populations...
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Spending: Save on health care abroad

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This year, more than a half-million U.S. residents will get medical care abroad, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a consumer advisory service. That number is likely to grow at a 25 percent to 35 percent annual rate.
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DOTmed News - Medical tourism remains a small but growing industry

DOTmed News - Medical tourism remains a small but growing industry | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Medical tourists typically save anywhere from 40 to 90 percent of what their medical procedure would cost at home.
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Look what the doctor ordered

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Booming health care sector needs to reorganise capacities to avoid overlooking critical gaps...
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Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do

Medical Tourism Tips: What a Medical Tourist Should Know and Do | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It's easy to hop on a plane and catch the next flight to your surgical destination .
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Travel Guest Post: How to Take a Luxurious Medical Tourism Trip

Travel Guest Post: How to Take a Luxurious Medical Tourism Trip | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

To help alleviate stresses of surgery, consider taking a luxurious medical tourism trip. Certain countries cater to medical tourists and the hotel accommodations provided will pamper the travelling patient. To help coordinate your trip, you will need to obtain a medical tourism facilitator; they will handle all the details.

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Medical Tourism: The Element of Cost

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“Thinking about a tummy tuck or dental implants? Need a knee replacement or heart bypass surgery? Medical tourism may be the ticket to saving you money without skimping on care.”

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The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico

The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Are you considering Mexico as a place to live, retire, vacation or for medical treatment? If so, you need this book.

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