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Global Medical Tourism – Aarkstore Enterprise

  • Issued By: Aarkstore Enterprise
  • City / State: Maharashtra
  • Phone: +919272852585
  • Company Website: http://www.aarkstore.com/
  • Submitted: November 20, 2010 9:35 pm

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Maharashtra, November 20, 2010:

The wealthy citizens of developing countries have frequently traveled to the U.S. and Western Europe to seek the expertise and gain access to advanced technology available at leading medical centers. Recently, a trend categorized as “medical tourism” has emerged, wherein citizens of highly-developed countries choose to bypass care offered in their own communities and travel to developed areas of the world to receive a wide variety of medical services in order to save money.

Medical tourism is fundamentally different from the traditional model of international “medical travel,” where patients generally journey from less-developed nations to major medical centers in highly-developed countries for medical treatment that is unavailable in their own communities. This report focuses on the medical tourism trend that will have an increasing impact on the healthcare landscape in industrialized and developing countries around the world.

The term “medical tourism” does not accurately reflect the reality of the patient’s situation or the advanced medical care provided in these destinations. Nevertheless, it provides an unambiguous way of differentiating the recent phenomenon of medical tourism from the traditional model of international medical travel. This phenomenon is driven by marketplace forces and occurs outside of the purview and control of the organized healthcare system. Medical tourism presents important concerns and challenges as well as potential opportunities. This analysis will examine the international locales that are experiencing a dramatic increase in medical tourism, with particular emphasis on Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Table of Contents :

1. Introduction 12
1.1 Executive Summary 12
1.2 Medical Tourism: An Overview 13
1.3 Scope 14
1.4 Methodology 15
1.5 Key Drivers of Medical Tourism 16
1.6 Medical Tourism: Advantages 17
1.7 Medical Tourism: Disadvantages 19
1.8 Medical Tourism: A Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain 19
1.9 Medical Tourism: Its Increasing Popularity 21
1.10 Medical Tourism: The Preferred Destinations 22
1.11 The Global Healthcare Marketplace 24
1.12 Quality and Safety in Medical Tourism 25
1.13 The Response to Medical Tourism 26
1.14 The Continuing Evolution of Medical Tourism 26
1.15 Medical Tourism: Evaluating Trend, 2007 27
1.16 Medical Tourism: Emerging Trends, 2008 27
1.17 Medical Tourism: The Leading Players 28
1.18 Hosts Who Lead the Race 28
1.19 Hosts Excelling in Medical Technologies and Procedures 29
1.20 Medical Tourism and the Morality of Organ Sales 29
1.21 Trends in Organ Transplantation 30
1.22 India Offers World-Class Facilities for Organ Transplantation Procedures 31
1.22.1 Kidney Transplants in India 31
1.22.2 Liver Transplants in India 31

2. American Patients on a Shopping Spree for Global Medical Care 32
2.1 Savings for the American Shopper can be Significant 32
2.2 Forecast of U.S. Out-Bound Medical Tourism Spending 34
2.3 Non-U.S. Based International Providers 37
2.4 American Medical Association Guidelines for Medical Tourism 38
2.5 A Few Tips for Would-Be Travelers 38
2.6 Why Do U.S. Patients Travel Abroad for Medical Care? 39
2.6.1 Not Available at Home 39
2.6.2 Less Expensive 39
2.6.3 Cost for Procedures in the U.S. vs. Abroad 39
2.6.4 Faster to Obtain 40
2.6.5 Access to Medical Staff 40

3. Record Number of British Patients Flying Abroad 42
3.1 Fact Sheet by Infertility Network, U.K. 43
3.1.1 Regulations and Inspections 43
3.1.2 Patients Conducting Research 43
3.1.3 The Journey 43
3.1.4 Language Difficulties and Follow-Up Care 43
3.1.5 Finances 44
3.1.6 Embryo Transfer 44
3.1.7 Donor Gametes 44
3.1.8 Counseling 45
3.1.9 Support 45
3.2 Infertile Couples Head Overseas for Treatments 45
3.3 E.U. Directive on Cross-Border Healthcare 45
3.4 Exodus of Medical Tourists from the U.K. 46

4. Which is the Best Shopping Center for Medical Surgeries and Medical Travel? 47
4.1 The Twelve Steps for an Enjoyable Medical Tour 47
4.1.1 Step 1: Get Educated and Learn From Others 47
4.1.2 Step 2: Determine Whether Medical Tourism is the Right Option 48
4.1.3 Step 3: Consider the Healthcare Options 48
4.1.4 Step 4: Decide What Kind of Trip is Required 48
4.1.5 Step 5: Choose a Provider or Broker 49
4.1.6 Step 6: Research the Destination 49
4.1.7 Step 7: Calculate the Finances 50
4.1.8 Step 8: Determine Dates of Travel 51
4.1.9 Step 9: Secure Passports and Visas 51
4.1.10 Step 10: Prepare Records and Paperwork 52
4.1.11 Step 11: Plan for Post-Operative or Post-Treatment Recovery and Assistance 52
4.1.12 Step 12: Take the Trip 52

5. International Healthcare Accreditation 53
5.1 Joint Commission International (JCI) 53
5.2 Trent Accreditation Scheme (TAS) 53
5.3 Society for International Healthcare Accreditation (SOFIHA) 54
5.4 Healthcare Tourism International (HTI) 55

6. Global Players in Medical Tourism 56

7. Medical Tourism in Latin America 58
7.1 Mexico: The Nearest Host for U.S. Patients 58
7.1.1 U.S. Patients Turn to Mexico for Medical Care 58
7.1.2 Mexico: Accommodating Foreigners 59
7.1.3 Insurers Consider Mexico 59
7.1.4 U.S. Patient Interest Growing Towards Mexico 60
7.1.5 Planned Projects in Mexico 60
7.1.6 Tips for Americans Seeking Healthcare in Mexico 60
7.1.7 Hospital Angeles 61
7.1.8 Hospital Angeles, Lomas 62
7.1.9 Hospital Angeles, Queretaro 63
7.1.10 Hospital Angeles, Mocel 63
7.1.11 Christus Muguerza Alta Especialidad Hospital 64
7.1.12 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute 64
7.1.12.1 Plastic Surgery for the Body 64
7.1.12.2 Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss 64
7.1.12.3 Plastic Surgery for the Face 65
7.1.13 Baja Oral Center 65
7.1.14 Clinica Dental Estrella 65
7.1.15 Codet Aris Vision Institute 65
7.1.16 Cosmed Clinic 65
7.1.17 Pacific Dental 66
7.1.18 Rio Dental 66
7.1.19 Mexican Dental Vacation 66
7.1.20 Miguelangelo Plastic Surgery Clinic 66
7.1.21 Angel’s Touch Dental Clinic 66
7.1.22 Mexico Plastic Surgery Clinic 67
7.1.23 Tourism in Mexico 67
7.1.24 Sample Tour Package from Caravan 69
7.2 Medical Tourism in Antigua and Barbados 70
7.2.1 Crossroads Center 70
7.2.2 Barbados Fertility Center 70
7.2.2.1 Treatment Options in the Center 70
7.2.2.2 What to Expect from the Center? 71
7.2.2.3 Typical Treatment Cycles 71
7.2.2.4 Causes of Male Infertility 72
7.2.2.5 Causes of Female Infertility 73
7.2.3 Tourism in West Indies 75
7.3 Medical Tourism in Argentina 76
7.3.1 Xetica Argentina 76
7.3.1.1 Procedures Offered in Xetica Argentina 76
7.3.1.2 Xetica’s Medical Tourism Services in Seven Steps 77
7.3.2 Austral University Hospital 77
7.3.2.1 Services from Austral 78
7.3.3 Tourism in Argentina 78
7.3.4 Argentina Discovery Tour Package from Tico Travel 78
7.4 Medical Tourism in Brazil 79
7.4.1 Hospital do Coração 81
7.4.2 Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital 81
7.4.2.1 Services for International Patients by Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital 82
7.4.3 Hospital Samaritano 82
7.4.4 Hospital Revitalise 83
7.4.5 Tourism in Brazil 84
7.4.6 Brazil Tour Package by Brazilian Waves Tours and Travel 84
7.5 Medical Tourism in Costa Rica 85
7.5.1 Centre Internacional de Medicina (CIMA) Hospital 85
7.5.2 Rosenstock-Lieberman Center for Cosmetic Surgery 86
7.5.3 Hospital Clinica Biblica 87
7.5.3.1 Clinica Biblica Medical Specialties 87
7.5.3.2 Clinica Biblica Services for International Patients 88
7.5.3.3 Clinica Biblica Maternity Plans 89
7.5.4 Meza Dental Care 90
7.5.5 DentaVac Dental Clinic 90
7.5.6 Prisma Dental Clinic 91
7.5.7 Tourism in Costa Rica 96
7.5.8 Sample Tour Package from Costa Rica Green Forest 96
7.6 Medical Tourism in Panama 97
7.6.1 Pana-Health 97
7.6.2 Hospital Punta Pacifica 99
7.6.3 Tourism in Panama 100
7.6.3.1 Panama Sample Tour Package 100
7.7 Medical Tourism in Cuba 101
7.7.1 Havana Hospital 102
7.7.1.1 Services Available in Havana Hospital 102
7.7.2 Tourism in Cuba 103
7.7.3 Sample Tour Package from Floridita.com 103

8. Medical Tourism in Europe 105
8.1 Medical Tourism in the Czech Republic 105
8.1.1 Esthesia Dental Center 105
8.1.2 Cosmetic Surgery in the Czech Republic: Travel and Accommodation 108
8.1.3 Tourism in the Czech Republic 108
8.1.4 Sample Package Tour by Cedok Travel Corporation 109
8.2 Medical Tourism in Hungary

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