Opportunities in health tourism for the “third age”

A new international study published in the Lancet this week highlights the challenge that is faced by healthcare systems worldwide and points to opportunities for medical travel destinations to provide healthcare for the “third age”. The Global Burden of Disease study (download available) analysed more than 300 conditions affecting people living in 188 countries between…

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As Editor in Chief of International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) and a Healthcare Consultant for LaingBuisson, Keith Pollard is one of Europe’s leading experts on private healthcare, medical tourism and cross border healthcare, providing consultancy and research services, and attending and contributing to major conferences across the world on the subject. He has been involved in private healthcare, medical travel and cross border healthcare since the 1990s. His career has embraced the management of private hospitals in the UK, research and feasibility studies for healthcare ventures, the marketing and business development aspects of healthcare and medical travel and publishing, research and consultancy on cross border healthcare.