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30 key findings from medical tourism benchmarking research

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03-Nov-16 Benchmarking facilitates unique national medical tourism concepts. 30 benchmarks include: 2. Cooperation among official authorities is a must; 7. Most destinations offer transparent pricing; 16. Many medical tourism physicians have US or UK qualifications; 21. Countries such as India and Thailand offer long-stay medical tourism visas; 27. Strong ties with health insurance companies influence the flow of international patients. [image: Mercury Advisory Group]

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Korean researchers develop world’s first cancer removal nano robot

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02-Nov-16 Korean researchers have developed technology that can remove cancer without surgery. The team developed the world's first ultrasound dynamic treatment technology that can treat tumors without surgery using a smart nano robot remotely controlled by ultrasound. "This study will overcome the limitations of current tumor treatment and contribute to lowering cancer mortality," said Park Jae-hyung, professor at Sungkyunkwan University. [image: Business Korea]

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Beauty, medical tourism pushed for HK future

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01-Nov-16 Hong Kong should develop medical and beauty tourism to meet rising demand for high-value services from the mainland, a think tank has suggested. The report pointed to the growth in urban population and household income in the mainland. And Hong Kong should seize the opportunity to provide medical and beauty tourism, cruise tourism, and meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibition tourism. [image: Ken Cheng / South China Morning Post]

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Korean government telemedicine initiative faces opposition in medical circles

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01-Nov-16 The Korean government has spearheaded telemedicine since 2014, an initiative that faced resistance from opposition parties and medical circles, who worry about a lack of effectiveness and safety, and patients potentially flocking to larger institutions, leading to the demise of smaller clinics. Only 150 of 680 eligible senior nursing facilities have applied for the pilot project. [image: KobizMedia / Korea Bizwire]

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