MedRetreat – Medical Tourism

February 2, 2009

What is Medical Tourism?

The term “medical tourism” (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare), was coined by the mass media to describe the more recent trend of people traveling to foreign countries in order to receive medical treatment.

A typical medical retreat entails the flight to the foreign destination, a procedure performed in a hospital or clinic, perhaps a brief stay in the hospital, followed by a recuperative stay in a hotel for a specified period of time, and then a safe return home.

Standard treatments include elective procedures, such as all forms of cosmetic and dental, as well as non- elective specialties such as hip/knee replacements, artificial disc replacements, spinal fusions, and hysterectomies.

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