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Author Archives: Julie Munro

3 New Year wishes for medical tourism.

I have a number of wishes for the medical travel industry that could help make medical travel journeys better and safer.

Here are three wishes for medical tourism that take little or no money to implement yet can make a world of difference for those who travel abroad for treatment. Read more…

Medical tourists and doctors are warned – again – about bad medical tourism.

time-magazine-appleThis summer, the warnings about bad medical tourism have been coming quickly, one after the other.

  • Consumers need to know the risks of medical tourism. [1]
  • Doctors need to be on the lookout for infections in patients undergoing surgery in foreign countries. [1]
  • The Dangers of Plastic Surgery Tourism [2]
  • When Tummy Tucks Go Bad [3]
  • The dangers faced by people who travel for medical tourism [4]

Business as usual, some may say. Nothing new here.

It is a tragedy for medical tourism. Read more…

How Big is the Medical Tourism Industry? Part 3: Who are the medical tourists?

_71598706_020257279-1Who are these people?

Another question that keeps coming up … and there is no agreement as to the answer on this one either. In part 3 of this series, we review who are the people who get counted as medical tourists, and who counts them. Read more…

How Big is the Medical Tourism Industry? Part 2: How many?

welcomeHow many medical tourists are there? How quickly will the numbers grow in the future?

The question that won’t go away … and there is no agreement as to the answer. Here, in part 2, we review how large the industry is in terms of numbers of people.

The number of medical tourists is the other important way in which the size of the medical tourism industry is reviewed. How many medical tourists are there? Read more…

How Big is the Medical Tourism Industry? Part 1: How much?

welcome in many languagesWhat is the value of the medical tourism industry? How large will it grow?

It’s a question that simply won’t go away … mostly because there is no agreement as to what is the answer. Let’s review the economic value of the industry first. Read more…