Friday, 30 September 2011

Jordon: Most medical tourist-friendly destination in the Middle East

Healthcare in Jordan is among the best in the Middle East and is rapidly becoming a hub for high quality and specialized medical care. After establishing itself as a popular destination for medical care among Arabs in the Middle East, Jordan is now looking to attract more patients from outside the region. Jordon will have to overcome some stiff competition from Turkey and Egypt.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Israel: Emerging as a popular medical tourism destination for high quality healthcare and world-renowned medical facilities

In an era when disease crosses borders, it is no surprise that every year millions of international patients cross continents and countries to travel to medical tourism destinations for medical treatment. Medical tourism is one of today's fastest growing solutions for patients in search of the ultimate in quality care and the most affordable medical treatments. A recent report on medical tourism stated that by 2017, over 16 million Americans could be traveling abroad for medical care that includes everything from knee replacements and cosmetic surgery to open heart surgery and cancer treatments.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Thailand Medical Tourism: A journey from 1997 Asian Financial Crisis to 2011

Medical tourism is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets in Asia, with the rising number of foreign tourists coming for their treatments into the region. There are various countries that are the most sought after destinations for the medical tourism including - Malaysia, India, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, and South Korea. Thailand, Singapore and India are the leading or best destinations for medical tourism that together accounted for around 90% of the total Asian medical tourism market in 2010. The main reasons for the growth of the industry include the low cost of treatments and the world-class services. The cost of some highly sophisticated treatments, such as hip replacement and heart valve replacement is much lower in India and Thailand than in the United States.