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Healthy outlook for Thai medical tourism demand

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09-Oct-16 Medical tourism to Thailand from the UAE is expected to remain strong despite changes to Abu Dhabi health insurance policies. In Apr-16, the Health Authority cut benefits to encourage medical treatment in Abu Dhabi. "We have seen no impact yet of the changes in health insurance policies in Abu Dhabi," said Tanes Petsuwan from Tourism Authority of Thailand. [image: Saeed Khan / AFP]

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Vietnam has among world's highest cancer fatality rates

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07-Oct-16 The WHO continues to rank Vietnam among the countries with the highest rate of cancer fatalities. Patient numbers are forecast to reach 190,000 cases in 2020, compared to just 68,000 in 2000. Every year, around 115,000 people in Vietnam die of cancer, equal to 315 per day. Lung, liver, stomach, rectum and breast cancer were the biggest killers. [image: Vietnam Net]

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Medical value travel industry in India to reach USD9 bn by 2020

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06-Oct-16 The medical value travel (MVT) industry is a fast growing segment of India's tourism industry, worth USD3 bn with 15% CAGR. However there is significant potential for accelerated growth. While 11 mn people travelled to seek treatment in 2015, only 500,000 travelled to India. MVT could reach USD9 bn by 2020 and establish India as ‘The provider to the world’. [image: DNA]

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Arthroplasty registry gives Taiwan edge in orthopedics

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06-Oct-16 Taiwan’s National Arthroplasty Registry, the first of its kind in Asia, is helping increase the success rate of local joint replacement procedures. Containing information on implants, cases and surgery techniques, the registry assists healthcare professionals in tracking trends impacting patient recovery and identifying problematic joints. [image: CNA]

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