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Taiwanese tour operators are trying to involve more industries in an effort to promote medical tourism, with the latest trial drawing interest from a local airline, according to a local travel agency.
There are tell-tale signs. India is poised to become the world's global medical tourism destination of the century.
Private hospitals may soon have to pay a levy to cover risks associated with New Zealand's growing "medical tourism" industry.
The Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs announced Monday that it was restricting the number of sickbeds at large general hospitals available for foreign patients to 5 percent of the total.
The only way Bridget Flanagan, a 21-year-old college student from Olympia, Washington, could afford the obesity surgery she needed was to go to Mexico. Her health insurance didn't cover the treatment.