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What is Medical Tourism?

Medical Tourism is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own country, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care. “Domestic Medical Tourism” is where people who live in one country travel to another city, region or state to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own home city, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care.

Why are Patients Traveling Internationally for Medical Tourism?

Patients are traveling because of the high quality of healthcare, affordability, access of care or better availability.

What are the Cost Savings?

The cost savings can be up to 90%. Please go to the Patient Pricing Page  to see a worldwide comparison of surgeries and their prices.

Who is the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA)?

The Medical Tourism Association® also referred to as Medical Travel Association, is the first membership based international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitator members. The Medical Tourism Association® has three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education.

For more information on the Medical Tourism Association®, Click Here.

What is a Medical Tourism Facilitator?

A Medical Tourism Facilitator is an independent company that helps coordinate a patient's trip to another country for medical care.

What is Medical Tourism Magazine?

The Medical Tourism Magazine, www.medicaltourismmag.com, is the only publication in the medical tourism industry. The Medical Tourism Magazine was started in 2007. Medical Tourism Magazine is the leading bi-monthly business-to-business and business-to-consumer healthcare magazine in the world. Medical Tourism Magazine delivers hard hitting articles written by the experts in the medical tourism industry, discussing issues such as Quality of Care, How to Choose a Hospital, Accreditation issues, How to integrate Medical Tourism into a health insurance plan, legal issues and more. Medical Tourism Magazine is the official publication of the Medical Tourism Association®.

Medical Tourism Magazine is the only Medical Tourism/Health Tourism Magazine in the world that delivers a solution for the healthcare industry both online and in print.

Medical Tourism Magazine educates the world about where the best centers of medical excellence are located. With the largest readership in the world in both its print edition and online edition, Medical Tourism Magazine is the only magazine dedicated to bringing those involved or interested in the industry the most cutting edge information.

For more information on the Medical Tourism Magazine, Click Here.

What is Health Tourism Magazine?

Health Tourism Magazine www.healthtourismmagazine.com  was started in 2009. Health Tourism Magazine is a bi-monthly on-line publication, 100 % dedicated to the education and raised awareness of health, wellness, alternative and medical wellness issues. With our business to consumer approach to the promotion of each issue of our magazine, Health Tourism Magazine will focus on all areas of health and wellness which may not only compliment the treatment plans for patients receiving surgical procedures, but also provide the opportunity for an improvement of the quality of life for both the patients and their companions.

As the “sister” magazine to Medical Tourism Magazine, each issue of the Health Tourism Magazine will cover topics such as integrative, alternative, homeopathic and preventative medicines together with overall spa and wellness topics. For more information on the Health Tourism Magazine, Click Here.

What is Medical Tourism Facilitator Certification?

The Medical Tourism Association® has launched a “pilot program” of certification of medical tourism facilitators who are involved in the coordination of patient care for patients traveling from one country to another. For more information on the medical tourism facilitator certification program, please Click Here.

What is Angels Overseas, the MTA’s Medical Tourism Documentary?
Angels Overseas is a Series of Medical Tourism Patient Documentaries the Medical Tourism Association® is working on. To learn more, Click Here.

What is a Familiarization Tour?

The goal of a Medical Tourism Familiarization Tour is to highlight the quality of care within the specific region. For more information on MTA “Fam” trips, Click Here.

What is Medical Tourism City?

Medical Tourism City, http://www.medicaltourismcity.com is an online social network started by the Medical Tourism Association® to help facilitate an open forum and communication amongst those professionals involved in medical tourism and global healthcare and to facilitate business networking. The social network has reached over 500 members from over 40 different countries since it started. Users range from insurance companies, health insurance agents, medical tourism facilitators, hospitals, doctors, governments, consultants and more.

What Medical Tourism Research does the Medical Tourism Association® conduct?

The Medical Tourism Association® conducts research through surveys and other means and with its research partners.

How do I get more information on becoming a member of the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA)?

To get more information about becoming a member of the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), Click Here

When and where are MTA Medical Tourism Conferences during the year?

The Medical Tourism Association® Annual Worldwide Conference and Regional Conference can be found here Click Here

How do I sign up for a subscription to the MTA’s bi-weekly newsletter?

To sign up for a newsletter subscription and updates from the MTA, Click Here

Are there any videos on medical tourism that will help me understand medical tourism?

Yes, the Medical Tourism has made available medical tourism videos on its website. Click Here

Who should Media/Press contact for interviews or medical tourism related facts, research and surveys?

Media and Press should contact us by clicking here: Click Here, or by calling the MTA at US 561-791-2000.

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