Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Medical Tourism Facts And Figures 2008” report to their offering.

Medical tourism (where people go overseas for medical treatment, health checks, dental and cosmetic surgery, and spa/ wellness relaxation) is catching on worldwide. Over 100 countries offer, or want to offer medical tourism.

There are global opportunities for hospitals, surgeries, property investors, travel agents, hotels and other services. But many are confused by the hype from the pro-medical tourism lobby and the dire warnings of doom and gloom from those who often have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

Medical Tourism Facts and Figures 2008 is a business report for anyone interested in this industry. It is not a consumer guide, and not a directory. With no advertising or sponsorship, it is totally independent. It will become an annual publication.

By sifting fact from fiction, it provides a market overview, information and analysis of available figures and outlook for the industry. It looks at the major and minor destination countries and the ˜wannabes™. It offers detail that is not readily available elsewhere. You could research the industry by googling ˜medical tourism™– if you have time to search the 3.2 million entries!

The report offers a picture of the trends and strategic corporate developments worldwide. It distils the important up to date facts into a succinct document. It explodes the myths of accreditation and the difference between medical and other accreditation. For all international accreditors it lists all current hospitals and those pursuing accreditation.

Key Topics Covered:
– Basics Of Medical Tourism
– World Market Size And Potential
– Outbound Numbers
– Inbound Numbers
– Target Numbers Inbound
– International Accreditation- Medical
– International Accreditation /Certification- Non-Medical
– Insurance
– Trade Associations
– Countries With Specialist Medical Tourism Promotion
– Medical Tourism Countries And Wannabes
– Medical Tourism Future
Companies Mentioned:
– Blue Cross
– Bupa
– Cigna
– Bupa EU
– Aetna
– Basicplus Health Insurance
– Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
– Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
– Pinnacle Health
– Planet Hospital
– Swiss Re
– United Health
– Angelis Insurance
– McKinsey
– Deloitte

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