Posts Tagged ‘medical travel’
The Canadian Medical Travel and Tourism Agency (a private company) announced the launch of Global Healthcare Connections to identify solutions for Canadians willing to travel abroad for medical and dental care. The new company has partnered with 44 hospitals and clinics in 14 countries to provide customers with alternatives to surgical and specialist wait times, [...]
Some medical tourists who went to India and Pakistan looking for cheap health procedures have come back with an unwanted souvenir: a drug-resistant strain of bacteria named New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase (better known as NDM-1). According to Medicinenet, NDM-1 bacteria usually cause urinary, wound and bloodstream infections. Symptoms include fever and fatigue. In terms of its [...]
A 2008 McKinsey report claimed the medical tourism industry could be worth as much as $100 billion by 2012. In some Asian hospitals, as many as 40-60% of patients are foreigners. This despite numerous ethical and practical concerns (not the least of which is determining whether any given doctor is qualified to do his job). [...]
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