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Eastern European countries target European medical tourists

Baltic Bariatric Services based in Riga, Latvia has entered the fast growing weight loss tourism market with a surgical programme. The company specializes in...

Record spending on cosmetic surgery in USA

Americans spent more than 13.5 billion dollars on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2015. New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic...

JCI – Global standard changes for ambulatory care for July 2019

The newest edition of JCI’s standards for ambulatory care organisations, Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Ambulatory Care, 4th Edition will become effective for all ambulatory...

Criticism on comprehensive health insurance for all Emiratis

UAE politicians have been slow to extend universal health insurance beyond Abu Dhabi and Dubai, according to a member of the Federal National Council,...

French government to stimulate inbound medical tourism

Health and foreign ministries working to promote French healthcare abroad and cut red tape for foreigners. France wants to open its hospitals to private medical...

Cross-border healthcare could cause a surge of patient numbers from abroad

Will European hospitals see a surge in patient numbers following the approval of the EU Directive on Cross-Border Healthcare by the European Parliament last...

Americans are driving to Mexico for dental treatment

While US tourists and most medical tourists cannot cross the US-Mexico border, dental tourism to Mexico is being treated as essential travel. In spite...

20,000 outbound medical travellers from Zimbabwe per year

The Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube, has claimed Zimbabwe spent US$4bn in outbound medical tourism in the last decade. The minister wants...

OECD data shows fast growth in health spending

Health spend in 2017 was highest in the US at 17.2% of GDP, followed by Switzerland and France. At the other end of the...

Measuring the ROI from medical tourism promotion

Spending money on medical tourism promotion is easy; measuring how well it’s spent is much more difficult. Across the globe, many countries have been lured...