TITLE

MEDICAL TOURISM: Nations vie for health dollars

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Sarah B.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2008, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at several countries with significant medical tourism. Mexico has high volume of U.S. visitors due to proximity and provides mainly dental and cosmetic surgery. India generated 450,000 tourists in 2007, while Singapore posted 410,000 tourists in 2006. Costa Rica offers mainly dental and cosmetic due to proximity to U.S.
ACCESSION #
35730387

 

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