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Turkey - top destination for hair transplantation

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19-Dec-16 Numbers of hair transplants have undergone a massive rise in Turkey, despite the recent unrest in the country. Turkey was the leading country for hair transplantations in 2015 and the numbers arriving still appear to be growing. According to data from the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council, 746,000 foreign visitors arrived in Turkey for medical treatment in 2015. [imgae: Tourism Review]

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Japan’s medical tourism reach expands

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15-Dec-16 A number of changes that are afoot in Japan as the country seeks to enhance its medical tourism footprint by helping patients further afield. The government announced a push towards medical commercialisation in 2010, and this prompted Japanese companies and hospitals to open 19 medical services in 13 countries since then. [image: Aizawa Healthcare International Ltd]

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Rich Chinese medical tourists next target for Thailand

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06-Dec-16 With promotion and publicity focused on China, Thailand has strong potential to lure very-rich Chinese. Singapore has the edge over Thailand by way of its Mandarin-speaking skills. Some 483,000 people travelled from China for medical tourism in 2015. They spent USD6.3 bn on treatment and USD3.4 bn on travel and accommodation, making outbound Chinese medical tourism a USD9.7 bn business. [image: Bangkok Post]

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Healing Malaysia’s healthcare system

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11-Dec-16 As more patients in Malaysia opt for public hospitals, patient volume in private hospitals has dropped 20-30%. With medical inflation expected to be 15% in 2017, private hospitals must find ways of coping with falling revenue. Charges will go up when private hospitals can no longer contain their costs within reasonable limits. [image: The Star]

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Carl Zeiss Meditec FY16 profit climbs on Asia/Pacific revenues

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09-Dec-16 Carl Zeiss Meditec reported its fiscal 2016 earnings rose to EUR154 mn from EUR131 mn a year ago. The EBIT margin increased to 14.2 percent from 12.6 percent. Asia/Pacific revenue climbed 19.5 percent, mainly attributable to the Chinese market, as well as Southeast Asia and South Korea. [image: Carl Zeiss Meditec]

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