Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism

Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism

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The era of globalization allows for more connectivity between nations and cultures. This increase in international association gives citizens more availability to take advantage of opportunities in other nations, such as medical assistance and accompanying services. Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism focuses on the emerging phenomena of international travel by patients in search of improved healthcare services and treatment, wellness programs, and complementary recreational activities. Including extensive coverage and case studies focusing on patient mobility and new opportunities for health services across borders, this authoritative reference source is essential to the needs of healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations, students, and medical professionals seeking relevant research on the relationship between global travel and access to healthcare. This publication features innovative, research-based chapters spanning the spectrum of medical travel issues including, but not limited to, customer perceptions, ethical considerations, reproductive medicine, social media use, family caregivers, organ transplants, human trafficking, and surrogacy concerns.Medical costs in selected countries (USD, major medical tourism destinations in Asia) Surgery USA UK India Thailand Singapore ... 3, 750 8, 000 3, 343 - Breast Implants 6, 000 4, 350 2, 200 2, 600 8, 000 3, 308 11, 000 Crown 385 330 180 243 400 250 - Tooth Whitening 289 ... eight weeks, and the average wait time for cataract surgery is five weeks, yet many Canadians wait longer than 26 weeks for a hip oranbsp;...

Title:Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism
Author:Cooper, Malcolm
Publisher:IGI Global - 2015-07-16


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