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Released: 21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
Healthy Travel Media Announces Fourth Edition of Patients Beyond Borders
Patients Beyond Borders

This year, some two million Americans will travel for medical care otherwise unaffordable in the US—now a USD$6.7 business growing at a 20+% clip. Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Fourth Edition, assists patients in vetting facilities and doctors, planning and budgeting their journey, and more.

Newswise: Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020
Released: 21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020
Patients Beyond Borders

Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at savings of 40-85%

Newswise: Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded
Released: 24-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded
University of Adelaide

A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of ‘health tourists’ than previously thought.

Released: 29-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Plastic Surgery Abroad Can Lead to Severe Complications after Returning to the US
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Patients traveling to developing countries for plastic surgery procedures may experience severe complications—requiring extensive and costly treatment after they return to the United States, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: Patients Without Borders: Challenges In The Rapid Growth Of Medical Tourism And Telemedicine
Released: 2-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT
Patients Without Borders: Challenges In The Rapid Growth Of Medical Tourism And Telemedicine
Texas A&M University

With a growing wealthy class in developing countries and increased access to the Internet, more citizens from around the world are traveling to the United States to receive quality health care and advanced treatments.

Newswise: Potential Downside to Domestic Surgical Tourism
16-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT
Potential Downside to Domestic Surgical Tourism
University of Utah Health

Following surgery, up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that for these patients, returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. The results, published in The Lancet, have implications for patients who take part in domestic medical tourism.

Newswise: Media Advisory: Should Health Systems Send Patients Abroad to Save Money?
Released: 17-Nov-2014 6:25 AM EST
Media Advisory: Should Health Systems Send Patients Abroad to Save Money?
Universite de Montreal

While various options can be explored to rationalize resources in the health sector, delegating certain medical services to foreign hospitals should be assessed in an interdisciplinary context, says Catherine Régis of the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Law.


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