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Table of Contents

From the Editor

From the Editor: This week in Medical Travel Today, Amanda Haar

News in Review

Medical tourism, a swelling business for hospitals

India Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 Now Available

Renub Research Releases Singapore Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 Now Available

Report on Philippines Medical Tourism Market & Future Forecast Released

Perspectives

THE PUBLISHER'S PERSPECTIVE: The Impact of Healthcare Reform on the Medical Travel Industry

Spotlight

Mimi Grant, Adaptive Business Leaders Organization

Industry News

Medical Travel Industry To Be Focus of New Internet Radio Show

Police Accuse Travel Agent of 'Abortion Tourism'

India's New Muslim Baby Boom

East African Countries Rank Highest in Medical Tourism to India

Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012 Highlights Country's Leadership

Kathleen Tuitt's Wellness Revolution

Upcoming Events

Medhealth & Wellness Exhibition & Conference

New Health Insurance Business Models for a Post-Reform World

International Reinsurance & Finance Symposium

The 5th International Health Tourism Congress

The IHC FORUM: Your Guide on the Journey to HealthCare Consumerism

5th Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion Summit

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Global Health Voyager

THIS WEEK IN MEDICAL TRAVEL TODAY
Volume 6, Issue 19

by Amanda Haar, Editor

Greetings,

The impact of healthcare reform is on the minds of many Americans, including Medical Travel Today's own publisher, Laura Carabello. In this week's PUBLISHER'S PERSPECTIVE she shares how she anticipates reform affecting the flow of patients, and a few of the ways providers and employers may adjust to rising costs of care.

Another individual taking a close look at potential employer and provider responses is Mimi Grant of the Alternative Business Leaders Organization (ABL). Featured in this week's SPOTLIGHT, Grant shares how various members of her organization currently feel about reform (FYI, feelings range from "bullish" to "less than enthusiastic"). Plus, she offers her own thoughts on how medical travel may gain traction and acceptance with employers.

In addition, we have an interesting collection of news items including accusations of "abortion tourism," what kind of medical travelers are venturing to India, and where the people of India are venturing to for their care. Intriguing, no?

As always, we welcome your comments, story ideas and press releases.

Cheers,

Amanda Haar, Editor
ahaar@cpronline.com 

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THE PUBLISHER'S PERSPECTIVE: The Impact of Healthcare Reform on the Medical Travel Industry

Editor's Note: An opinion piece by Medical Travel Today Publisher Laura Carabello appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of HealthCare Consumerism Solutions, Field Media, LLC. Addressing the impact of healthcare reform on both inbound and outbound markets, it's a worthwhile and thought-provoking read.

Click here to view the full text.

Spotlight

Mimi Grant, Adaptive Business Leaders Organization 

 

Mimi Grant, President
Adaptive Business Leaders Organization

Medical Travel Today (MTT): For the sake of our readers who may not be familiar with the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL), can you give us a brief history of the organization and a sense of your mission?

Mimi Grant (MG): We actually started in 1983 as the Southern California Technology Executives Network (S0/CAL/TEN). Back in the early 1980s, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs - because their offices were so close together - could catch up in coffee shops and bars, talking about what they were doing. But there wasn't really a forum for Southern California-based entrepreneurs to exchange best practices - because they tended to be so spread out. Around that same time there was a white paper written by two Ph.D.s on the critical success factors for Southern California-based tech entrepreneurs. From that research, SO/CAL/TEN emerged as a place where people could come together and discuss what was taking place. So within a couple of years we had three technology Round Tables.

Then in the late 1980s things evolved and some of the CEOs of medical technology companies who'd joined the Network wanted to be talking not just with tech folks, but also with payers and providers. The first thing we did was to really create two arms of the organization - technology and healthcare - so as to provide a more meaningful focus for all of our members, since our board recognized that typical hospital CEOs wouldn't see themselves as technologists. That's when we decided to change the name to be more inclusive. And having been through the crash of 1987 we realized you had to be adaptive to survive - hence the name: Adaptive Business Leaders Organization.

At this point our mission is to provide a confidential forum where members can come together for monthly half-day sessions to hear major trends beyond their businesses and get candid feedback in terms of critical success factors and best practices. Right now we have 160+ active members in both arms of the organization.

MTT: What's the nature of the roles most of your members hold in their organizations?

MG: By our own board edict, members must have P&L responsibility, requiring them to be a CEO, chief operating officer or general division manager. I'd say 95 percent or more of our members are presidents or CEOs or both.

However, we did just start our first Leadership Round Table for chief experience officers. It's our smallest Table, designed as a training ground for future CEOs of healthcare organizations. It's an exciting group, with most being direct reports to member CEOs, and all having been referred by their CEO. We think it will be very helpful in terms of leadership development, and our members seem excited about it. 

MTT: Can you describe a typical Round Table?

MG: To be honest, there is no typical Round Table. Every Round Table has a different composition, and different people bring different issues to the discussion. It's really interesting to watch how the composition of the group changes the direction of the discussion. It's largely driven by the concerns of those attending and the knowledge that each brings to the Table. It can be quite fascinating to watch - let alone facilitate!

MTT: I'm just amazed that all these high level folks are willing to talk so candidly about their business.

MG: Well, we do have a required confidentiality statement that every member must sign. Basically it states that anything of a confidential nature that's discussed doesn't leave the room. So, for example, if we're talking about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the general information that's shared can certainly be discussed elsewhere, but if the conversation moves into specifics of how an organization will be implementing changes, that's not going anywhere.

MTT: I'm curious, apart from basic content, are the healthcare and technology groups different in other ways?

MG: Oh yes. For the past 20 years, it's become clear that the issues on the healthcare side are much more externally driven. Much of that has to do with the third party payer system. So much is impacted by the payer community - whether it's governmental or third-party - it's really all about who is paying for patient care. Discussions about what's going on with health insurance exchanges, the ACA, etc. Those are much more germane to our members. Those are the types of trends we talk about in those sessions, versus key business drivers that are the core of our technology discussions. That said, we do have quarterly events designed to appeal to both sectors of our membership.

MTT: You mentioned discussions about the ACA. Can you tell us about that discussion - the key areas of concern or activity - and the group's overall feelings about the impact of reform on their business?

MG: What's interesting and showed up in our recent survey is that member providers are very bullish on ACA - they would generally say healthcare needs to be reformed. Where things get divided is in the discussion of how it should be reformed. It's clear there's lots to love about ACA and lots to not love. Provider positioning in response has been a big focus of discussion. There's seemingly no end to the permutations of how various organizations are dealing with it.

The medical deviceCEOs are much less enthusiastic. For example, one member recently sold his company, after all of the company's development and sales took place in Europe. From his point of view, that's a tragedy. Even though the investors did very well, because of the regulatory environment in this country, this life-saving device won't reach the US public in a timely manner. The beneficiaries, beyond the investors, are elsewhere in the world.

MTT: Is medical travel a topic that your members are aware of or have discussed in your Round Tables?

MG: It is on their radar. We have done several Round Tables on it throughout the State. One member's technology is being used at UCLA where they are reading Chinese pathology slides. It's almost "virtual medical tourism," where information about the patient, but not the patients themselves, travel elsewhere for care. I think we'll see more diagnostics handled that way. And I think patients will demand it. We've already seen websites like "PatientsLikeMe" creating demand for different treatment options among patients. Why not different diagnostics? So I think there will be a lot of virtual medical tourism.

As for employers, I think those that are self-insured and small employers that are fully-insured are recognizing that they do have responsibility for employees' health, not just in terms of providing insurance to cover them when something goes wrong, but also providing options to help them be healthier. Wellness programs - things like encouraging walking and better nutrition - I see employers getting much more involved in this area. Ultimately this takes us one step closer to more total care. Eventually we may find the employer saying to the employee 'you're not well and the best place for the care you need is not here, but across the country or even the ocean.' I don't think it's that far of a reach.

About Mimi Grant
For over 25 years, Mimi has facilitated ABL's monthly Round Tables and membership-wide events, where members exchange high-level insights, connections, and practical ideas for each member's profitable growth. In addition to shaping the company's strategic direction, Mimi is the publisher of ABL Online, a weekly electronic newsletter to help ABL members stay on the cutting-edge of the issues that can most significantly impact their businesses. 

Mimi took responsibility for ABL's nascent Healthcare division in 1990, when it had 14, Los Angeles-based members. Over the years, she's been responsible for growing ABL's monthly Healthcare Round Tables, which are now held in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and San Diego. Additionally, she is responsible for most of ABL's special events, including Innovations in HealthcareSM. She began her career by facilitating ABL's founding technology-focused Round Tables and directing their conference activities in 1985 (when it was called SO/CAL/TEN), which has enabled her to be positioned at the nexus point of tech-enabled healthcare ever since.

Industry News

Medical Travel Industry To Be Focus of New Internet Radio Show

HealthcareNOWradio.com, a leading provider of Internet radio programming in the healthcare space, announced today the addition of a new show focused on the Medical Travel industry.

Phoenix, AZ and Asheville, NC – September 18, 2012 – HealthcareNOWradio.com is an Internet radio station providing educational content on current and emerging trends in healthcare for physicians, hospitals, patients and other stakeholders. 

The station will launch its new show, Traveling Healthcare, on October 4, 2012. Traveling Healthcare will debut as a weekly half hour show hosted by Jim Tate, President and Founder of The Medical Travel Commission.  Listeners tuning in to the show will hear Mr. Tate and his guests discuss current topics on medical travel. His guests will include a wide variety of experts and thought leaders in the Medical Travel field.

"Medical travel is quickly evolving as an increasingly valid option to meet healthcare needs” says host Jim Tate. “I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this dynamic movement with leaders in the field. Our goal will be to reveal the industry’s trends and best practices and make that knowledge available to a wider audience."

The show is scheduled to debut on Thursday, October 4 at 3 pm Eastern. For more information visit: www.HealthcareNOWradio.com

About HealthcareNOWradio.com
HealthcareNOWradio.com is a healthcare Internet radio station. The site debuted in February, 2012 at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas. The station was created as a platform to deliver MU Live!, a weekly show hosted by HITECHAnswers.net.  The station provides Internet radio programming and podcasts covering a spectrum of topics in the healthcare industry.  Learn more at: www.HealthcareNOWradio.com

Industry News

Police Accuse Travel Agent of 'Abortion Tourism'

turkishweekly.net - Weeks after a proposed tightening of Turkey's abortion law sparked public protests, officials have stripped a tourism agency of its license for allegedly suggesting out-of-state travel destinations where women could have the medical procedure.

Barracuda Tours and its owner, Cen Polatoglu, deny the allegation that the company promoted "four days, three nights and an abortion for $600."

"We never took a woman abroad in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) or elsewhere to have abortion. I wrote an article about abortion for various online sites, 3 Nights, 4 Days, Including Abortion, 299 Euros, where I argued if you ban abortion, there will always be an alternative," Polatoglu told SES Türkiye.
To continue reading click here.

 

Industry News

India's New Muslim Baby Boom

globalpost.com - Business is booming at Dheerendra Singh's New Delhi-based medical tourism outfit, CureMax. But his biggest client base - Afghanistan - might come as something of a surprise.

"Every month, we do in vitro fertilization (IVF) for around 50 patients from Afghanistan," Singh said. "They also come for other infertility-related procedures. And in the peak (winter) season (when the weather is more comfortable), we have 60-70 patients.

Afghanistan isn't the half of it. Though infertility is commonly associated with the changing lifestyles of the West - where more and more women are putting off childbirth until their late 30s - India's IVF clinics are testimony that the trend is growing in developing countries and conservative societies as well.

To continue reading click here.

Industry News

Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012 Highlights Country's Leadership

Nearly 90 tourism facilitators, health tourism organizations and health insurance companies from 18 countries gathered at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok for the "Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012" organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). 

TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, "The Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip is the first trade event targeting medical tourism organizations and health insurance companies. During the first day of the event, the visiting tourism facilitators had meetings with over 110 Thai medical and wellness providers to learn about the tremendous variety and high quality of services available in the Kingdom." 

In addition to the meetings, the TAT also organized a three-day trip that will provide the opportunity for those on the Fam Trip to experience Thai health and wellness providers, hospitals, spas and specialized clinics onsite. 

Governor Suraphon added, "Thai medical providers are well prepared and ready to expand into the global market." For example, 18 Thai hospitals have received Joint Commission International accreditation, which is the highest number of any Asian country. In the wellness spa sector, Thailand is recognized by various international agencies as "The Spa Capital of Asia." 

Mrs. Vilaiwan Twichasri, deputy governor for Tourism Business and Products for the TAT, said, "Prospective buyers visiting Thailand are interested in a wide range of medical tourism products, including wellness spas, medical spas, and especially integrated medicine and anti-aging products. Thai herbal medicines and therapy, as well as an array of Eastern medical knowledge, are also focal points for many international tourism operators, especially in the Russian market. The TAT believes that this is a great opportunity for the Thai health tourism sector, since the high standards of the Thai medical profession are well-known around the world." 

Governor Suraphon concluded that the Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012 is an excellent opportunity for Thai medical providers to meet their international counterparts to help expand the market into countries such as China and Russia. In addition, the Fam Trip emphasizes Thailand's reputation - in the eyes of tourism facilitators from all over the globe - as the world leader in wellness tourism and beauty. 

The TAT believes that the Thai health and wellness tourism sector will help generate a significant portion of the total expected national tourism revenue of two trillion Baht in 2014.

Industry News

Kathleen Tuitt's Wellness Revolution

jamaicaobserver.com - In May 2007, Kathleen Tuitt was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her recovery, she began doing research to find out how cancer patients survive beyond five years. During the process she learnt a lot about health and wellness.

Tuitt soon became aware of the health dilemma being faced in the Caribbean as it relates to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) - diabetes, heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease - that too many persons were dying from. She knew these deaths could have been prevented.
 
And so today, even while Caribbean governments are finding ways to improve the health of the Caribbean people, Tuitt is finding her own way to reduce death from NCDs in the Caribbean.

She believes it has to start with an individual decision.

"If I as an individual do not decide to take responsibility and decide to live a healthy life, not much will happen," Tuitt told Al l Woman. "All of us know someone who has diabetes, cancer, heart disease or high blood pressure. Many of us know someone who has died from one of these conditions. Many are trying to change their ways and live a more healthy life and I have met a lot of persons who do not want to change what they eat and how they live."

She said while some do not want to hear or change their eating habits, it has been proven that if persons live a mindful life and follow the healthy recommendations they can avoid over 80 per cent of diabetes and heart disease and over 40 per cent of cancers.

Tuitt, who is from Montserrat, has lived and worked in several Caribbean islands as well as the United States. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the West Indies and has over 20 years of experience in business development, logistics management, and project implementation in the Caribbean and the United States.

Using her vast experience in marketing, investment promotion and conference planning, Tuitt said she has worked extensively in nearly every major city in North America and the Caribbean.

"I would like for the people of the Caribbean to become the CEOs and comptrollers of their health and wellness," she stated. "Being in good physical health is great, but there is more to living a happy life than that. We need to be healthy in mind body and soul. We have to live a balanced life, treating the whole person. We need the churches, insurance companies, corporations, the government and all the individuals involved."

In her quest for a healthy change, Tuitt has built a website called Our Healthy and Happy Caribbean..

"I have had a lot of positive comments and feedback about it," she said. "I want the site to evolve to a place where we can come and ask questions, get information from experts and we can discuss health and wellness issues. We will also move on to having workshops and conferences all over the Caribbean."

Her plan is to reach persons through the website, radio, workshops and conferences.

Tuitt said her first plan of action is to promote what she calls Know Your Numbers.

"It is well known that there are five numbers everyone should know about their own bodies for great health," she explained. "They are blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, waist circumference and body mass index. You have to make sure they are all within the normal range. This is not hard to do. It is a simple, proactive move we can all make to find out and manage the state of our health," she said.

"I would like the individual, when they go to their doctor, to be aware of the exact number of their blood pressure, their weight, their cholesterol, etc. I do not want them to ever come back home and announce to their families that the doctor or nurse said their pressure or sugar was a "little high". Everyone should know the importance of knowing their medical results and be able to know if that number was within the normal range," she said.

For the last 12 years, Tuitt has played a key role in marketing Baptist Health internationally, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in South Florida.

She has also negotiated health care contracts with regional governments, corporations, and civic organizations.

"We cannot just be afraid of these diseases by themselves. They are all important but if we live a mindful, balanced life, we can live a healthy and happy life and avoid the effects of these NCDs," Tuitt said.

Upcoming Events

Medhealth & Wellness Exhibition & Conference

 

September 25 - 27, 2012
Oman International Exhibition Centre
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

An international event highlighting the ongoing development of the healthcare sector in Oman, this event targets all aspects of the health and wellness industry, opening doors for health products, services and facilities, and opportunities for new developments and trends, and trade and investment.


New Health Insurance Business Models for a Post-Reform World

October 4-5, 2012  • Marriott Wardman Park Hotel • Washington D.C.

Health insurers and their partners and competitors have never faced a period of greater change, uncertainty and potential turmoil. When you attend New Health Insurance Business Models, you'll gain a thorough understanding of today's most compelling bottom-line issues for health care professionals, from exchanges to dual eligibles to new benefit designs to ACOs and medical homes. You'll leave with an arsenal of new strategies you can employ to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities ahead ... and avoid the many pitfalls.

This ambitious event features a Keynote Presentation by Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a Luncheon Presentation by former CMS head Tom Scully, and 29 industry experts who will participate in provocative Health Business Roundtables. (Please see the Full Program to review the "Who's Who" of health business leaders you will interact with on October 4-5.)

New Health Insurance Business Models will be state-of-the-art in terms of comfort, convenience and technology, in a luxury destination that has hosted many of the nation's most important events for the past century. The registration fee is just $795 for AIS's health business newsletter subscribers - a $250 discount off the regular rate of $1,045. See the registration details.

Space is limited! Be sure to reserve your place today.


International Reinsurance & Finance Symposium
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
October 24, 2012 to October 26, 2012
 
Slated for Wednesday, October 24th to Friday, October 26th in the Dominican Republic this conference will focus on the education of insurance professionals, finance and regulatory officials on the insurance and reinsurance industry as well as emerging banking and regulations on trusts and investments.
 
Presentations will provide an overview of reinsurance including products, history, financial, technical and regulatory information and will include discussions on underwriting, pricing, claims processing, captive insurance companies and product development. The event will offer a global perspective on reinsurance discussing North American, European, Caribbean and other international reinsurance markets including developments and emerging products/issues.
 
Keynote speakers include representatives from Aquarius Capital, Benedetto Laskay LLC, Hannover Life Reinsurance Company of America, Langa & Abinader, WorldCare International, and other international organizations specializing in insurance, reinsurance and finance.  

Agenda and Accommodations
The agenda and speaker bios for the meeting can be viewed here.

Tours of the city of Santo Domingo and a luncheon at Boca Marina, Boca Chica are included.
 
To register for the event, click here.


The 5th International Health Tourism Congress
Ankara, Turkey, November 18-21, 2012

Organized by the Turkey Health Tourism board, The Fifth Annual International Health Tourism Congress will be held November 18-21, 2012, in Ankara.

Participants are expected to include representatives of health organizations from Turkey and the world, government representatives, and bureaucrats from Turkey Health, Culture and Tourism Ministry.

The Congress is expected to serve as an effective background for showcasing Turkey's potential to create new business and investment opportunities with partners from neighboring nations, the Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans, Europe, North Africa and the United States.

To learn more or to register click here.


The IHC FORUM: Your Guide on the Journey to HealthCare Consumerism

Health and benefits spending is arguably the number one challenge employers face. Today's shifting landscape brings skyrocketing costs, strict coverage requirements and even stricter compliance standards. Healthcare consumerism is the clear answer, but the road to implementing these strategies can seem daunting. Get all the tools you need to skillfully navigate your healthcare consumerism journey at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's FORUM West 2012 conference on September 6-7 at Las Vegas' breath-taking Red Rock Resort Casino Spa.

As the only event 100 percent dedicated to innovative health and benefit management, the FORUM's 24 cutting-edge workshopsfive general sessions and world-class speakers bring real, actionable solutions to HR professionals, C-level executives, brokers and regional health plan providers.

Register today for your roadmap to success.

In just a day and a half, you'll get expert insights from the industry's foremost thought leaders and policy makers, and real-life examples from peers on how to:

  • Cut costs now
  • Prepare for the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the 2012 presidential election
  • Build the best possible plan for your company
  • Avoid common pitfalls of transitioning to healthcare consumerism
  • Turn disengaged employees into involved, well-educated healthcare consumers

5th Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion Summit

October 10 & 11, 2012, Abu Dhabi

The Healthcare - IT industry has always been growing, and with the advent of mobile health, telecom leaders have also joined the league. In the Middle East, the healthcare segment is a primary focus area for the IT as well as telecom industry with opportunities in areas such as diagnostics applications, interactive mobile applications, self-care, hospital information systems and integration of IT platforms with mobile health apps.

The 5th Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion Summit aims at addressing the challenges and opportunities of the healthcare information and communications technology (ICT) industry through a forum of healthcare providers, ICT industry leaders and government representatives who will brainstorm on how to meet challenges and adopt new and upcoming technologies to the healthcare sector in the Middle East.

To register or learn more click here.


Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making

Medical Travel Today - the authoritative newsletter for the worldwide medical travel industry - is pleased to announce publication of a new book, "Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making.

Featuring 40 of the newsletter's most compelling interviews from the first five years of publication, the volume chronicles the explosive growth of international medical tourism as witnessed and experienced by some of the key stakeholders and players. A must-read for anyone interested or involved in the industry.


News in Review

Medical tourism, a swelling business for hospitals
thehindubusinessline.com - Kazi Mohammed Hasima, a 44-year-old businessman from Bangladesh's Chittagong district, first visited Kolkata in 2005 for a health check-up. A regular medical tourist since then, he is one of the many Bangladeshis crossing the border for better healthcare - a booming business in Kolkata.

India Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 Now Available
Renub Research report titled India Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 provides a comprehensive analysis of the India medical tourism market, covering in detail various aspects such as foreign patients' arrivals, revenue from foreign patients, competitive landscape, share of the medical patients' arrivals in India compared to Asia, and market share revenue from medical patients in India compared to Asia.

Renub Research Releases Singapore Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 Now Available
Renub Research report titled Singapore Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015 provides a comprehensive analysis of the Singapore Medical tourism market covering in detail various aspects such as foreign patients' arrivals, revenue from foreign patients, competitive landscape and market share of the foreign patients' arrivals & revenue from foreign patients. The report also entails major drivers and roadblocks of Singapore medical tourism market.

Report on Philippines Medical Tourism Market & Future Forecast Released
Renub Research report titled "Philippines  Medical Tourist Arrivals, Medical Tourism Market & Forecast to 2015" provides a comprehensive analysis of the Philippines Medical tourism market covering in detail various aspects such as foreign patients' arrivals, revenue from foreign patients, competitive landscape and market share of the foreign patients' arrivals & revenue from foreign patients.

Editor's Note: The information in Medical Travel Today is believed to be accurate, but in some instances, may represent opinion or judgment. The newsletter's providers do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any of the information and shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused - directly or indirectly - by or from the information. All information should be considered a supplement to - and not a substitute for - the care provided by a licensed healthcare provider or other appropriate expert. The appearance of advertising in this newsletter should in no way be interpreted as a product or service endorsement by the newsletter's providers.