SCOPE OF MEDICAL TOURISM:
The scope of medical tourism in Canada and North America is huge is one of the fastest growing industry. There are various factors pushing:
- Canadian people overseas for medical treatment:
- Canada can have long waiting lists,
- High expenses for procedures that are not fully covered by provincial health care plans, and it lacks many experimental treatments.
These are the reason people are interested in traveling outside their home country for treatments or surgeries, otherwise known as medical tourists/tourism. These travelers can seek out a variety of treatments abroad – everything from dental work to plastic surgery, Hair Transplant Treatment, Sinus (Snoring) and Diabetic surgery.
A 2017 study from the Fraser Institute shows that 2016 marked a sharp increase in Canadians leaving the country for medical care. Where in 2015, nearly 46,000 Canadians were medical tourists, the number rose to 64,000 in 2016.