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The medical tourism trend

Medical tourism, sometimes called medical travel or health tourism is a growing trend — just look at www.surgeonabroad.com.

The term refers to traveling abroad to receive medical care instead of staying in your home country. Patients do this mostly because the cost of the medical care is significantly less expensive then it would be if they had a procedure in their country.

About fifty countries now list medical tourism as one of their national industries. Most people leaving their country to receive medical care are doing so because they need procedures that are seen as more elective and not necessity.… Read the rest

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