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Delta Sky Magazine Section on Medical Tourism

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View online a section of Delta Sky Magazine devoted to medical tourism.

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Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA

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Insurance News - Medical Tourism Seminar at the University of Texas, USA...
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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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Can Medical Tourism Save You Money?

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Medical tourism is popular in the U.S. market for two main reasons, namely (a) the cost of healthcare in the U.S. – the highest in the world, and (b) the lack of universal healthcare.

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Medical Tourism Will Force Health Care Change

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I had a big “ah ha!” recently.  It came after reviewing my notes and reflecting on what I heard and learned at the World Medical Tourism & Global...
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Ridiculous US Healthcare Costs are Driving American Medical Tourism

Ridiculous US Healthcare Costs are Driving American Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
It is estimated that annual premiums have gone up as much as nine percent in the last year.
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Some Doctors Blame Themselves for Rising Healthcare Costs

Some Doctors Blame Themselves for Rising Healthcare Costs | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
We all know that Americans spend too much money on healthcare – more than twice as much per patient as people in other industrialized countries, on average – but we don’t necessarily know who to blame.
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Man Robs Bank for 4 Quarters and Healthcare

Man Robs Bank for 4 Quarters and Healthcare | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

This indeed did seem like the only option for Richard James Verone, a 59-year-old from North Carolina, who robbed a bank on June 9, 2011 claiming this was the only way for him to get coverage; because they have to provide healthcare in prison.

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My First Doctor’s Visit in Mexico | by Monica Rix Paxson

My First Doctor’s Visit in Mexico | by Monica Rix Paxson | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“I’d like to share with you my first encounter with the medical system in Mexico. Keep in mind that I’m from Chicago, so when I was covered by a corporate health insurance plan, care was not a major issue for me. Yes, the annual deductible (US$2000) and co-pays were painful at times.”

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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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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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Medical Tourism—is it Worth It?

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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 6:22 AM
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 12:12 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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Health care: Americans pay more and get less than Europeans

Health care: Americans pay more and get less than Europeans | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
In a comparison of eleven countries, the U.S. stands out for cost burdens and access concerns for people with complex health needs.
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Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food

Retirees Now Pay More for Health Care Than Food | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“Most of us look forward to retirement as a time to shift gears, worry less, and enjoy a slower pace of life. But that rosy picture can quickly change and include some sticker shock as retirement nears, especially when it comes to paying for healthcare.”

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Surveys: Health insurance costs shift to workers - CBS News

Surveys: Health insurance costs shift to workers - CBS News | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Washington Post: Faced with climbing premiums, employers seem to be turning to cost-shifting as an alternative to dropping coverage outright...
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Drug shortages raise health care costs, endanger patients

Drug shortages raise health care costs, endanger patients | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Hospitals around the country are experiencing serious shortages of drugs, which cause raising costs and even death.
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Physician Pay Drives Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs

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Fees that insurers pay U.S. physicians are one of the key reasons that the U.S. has higher healthcare costs than other countries, results of one study showed.
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