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MEDICAL TOURISTS: BEWARE !

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 General News J E 4
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Author Dick Detering, President Plastic Surgery Abroad Inc. Email address customer-service@medical-tourism-asia.com Tel. 8776585943. MEDICAL TOURISTS: BEWARE ! HOUSTON, Texas. - June 28 2006 (PSA-Press Releases)- Medical Tourism also referred to as Health Tourism or Health Outsourcing means traveling to other countries to obtain cheap medical, dental, and surgical care. The exorbitant costs of healthcare in industrialized nations has led to the worldwide popularity of medical tourism. More and more people are traveling abroad as an affordable and enjoyable way to undergo medical, dental, and surgical procedures. Many Medical Tourism Agencies, most of them located in the US and the UK, promote health treatments abroad on the Internet. All of them have contracts with hospitals, doctors, dentists and clinics. A disadvantage of using the service of medical tourism agencies is that medical facilities abroad usually add 10-20% for commissions payable to the agency that refers the patient. That makes medical treatments more expensive. Moreover patients cannot choose their own doctor or dentist. Usually it's the agency that selects the doctor or a limited group of doctors or facilities the patient can choose from. Of course there is a
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