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Articles and features on medical travel: 2006

Our articles and features are written by some of the leading experts on medical travel and medical tourism.

 

  • Dec 1 2006 A boom in cosmetic surgery abroad?Cosmetic surgery is becoming "acceptable" in the UK. The plethora of personal makeover and cosmetic surgery programmes on UK television has helped to fuel a boom in cosmetic surgery. Whereas, five years ago, major UK healthcare providers such as BUPA and BMI Healthcare only dabbled in the cosmetic...
  • Oct 3 2006 Where is the cheapest place to go for treatment abroad?We have just published the first independent survey of medical tourism prices - Treatment Abroad PriceWatch 2006.Comparing prices to the cost of private treatment in the UK, the biggest savings in elective surgery to be made are on prostate removal in Bulgaria with an 82% cost reduction and gall...
  • Oct 2 2006 Should the NHS extend NHS patient choice to hospitals overseas?With the advent of Choose and Book, NHS patients are now offered a choice of at least four providers once their GP has decided that a referral is required. These providers can be NHS trusts, foundation trusts, treatment centres, or private hospitals. Will, at some stage, this choice be extended to...
  • India: Global medical tourism destination India: a global destination for medical tourismIndia is the top global destination for medical tourism, according to a new market research report. A study on the Indian Healthcare sector, conducted by RNCOS, has revealed the country's medical tourism market to be worth over $310 million, expected to rise to $2 billion by 2012. Medical...
  • Health and medical tourism Health and medical tourism - a growth businessHealth and medical tourism is a growth business. More and more UK patients are choosing to go as far afield as Brazil, South Africa and Malaysia for cosmetic surgery. But the growth isn't restricted to the nip 'n tuck holiday. According to Norwich Union Healthcare's annual survey, the Health of...