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    What is Medical tourism?

    Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare) is a term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly-growing practice of traveling across international borders to obtain health care.

    Such services typically include elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. The provider and customer use informal channels of communication-connection-contract, with less regulatory or legal oversight to assure quality and less formal recourse to reimbursement or redress, if needed.

    Leisure aspects typically associated with travel and tourism may be included on such medical travel trips. Prospective medical tourism patients need to keep in mind the extra cost of travel and accommodations when deciding on treatment locations.

    A specialized subset of medical tourism is reproductive tourism, which is the practice of traveling abroad to undergo in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technology treatments.

Medical Tourism trends in Asia

  • ANNUALLY MORE THAN 250,000 PATIENTS VISIT SINGAPORE
  • INDIA
  • MORE THAN 1,000,000 VISIT THAILAND
  • IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THAILAND AND INDIA WILL EARN $ 1B YEARLY from Medical Tourism.

The high costs of healthcare in many countries, the increasing number of uninsured patients, the improved medical care standards in the Philippines and the lower costs of air travel have made med tourism a popular trend.

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Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)

The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) is a 94-kilometer four-lane expressway north of Manila, in the Philippines. Its southern terminus is at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales, it passes through the interchange with the North Luzon Expressway near the Clark Special Economic Zone in Angeles City, and its northern terminus is at the Central Techno Park in Tarlac City, Tarlac. Construction on the expressway began in April 2005. The expressway is now open to the public

 

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