Medical Tourism Rankings: World’s Top Destinations for 2014 – from Canada to Singapore

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logo-prnWASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Healthcare seekers contemplating an affordable treatment overseas and looking for just the right destination should know that Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore and Costa Rica have been ranked as the most attractive destinations for medical tourism in 2014, the International Healthcare Research Center announced today.

The Medical Tourism Index, which measures the attractiveness of a country for medical travel along three key dimensions and 34 underlying criteria, concluded that Canada topped the lists for “Country Environment” and “Medical Tourism Costs”; Costa Rica and Jamaica for “Destination Attractiveness”; and Israel andSingapore for “Medical Facility and Service.”

“This instrument makes a significant contribution so far as providing unbiased information about medical tourism across the globe,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®, who announced the conclusions at the 7th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C. “This information provides not only what patients need to know when planning a medical journey overseas, but serves as a valuable tool for governments, employers and insurance companies, hospitals and doctors, facilitators and related travel and hospitality industries throughout the world.”

The 2014 Medical Tourism Index considered 30 countries – about 60 percent of the world’s population — from Africa, Asia, Central America, Middle East, South America and North America.

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