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CIMA San Jose, Costa Rica
Sime Darby Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Ko Samui, Thailand

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Patients Beyond Borders in the News

    Monterrey, un destino favorito del turismo médico
    El Economista, 14 July 2016
    "En general, los pacientes son de origen hispano que emigraron hacia los Estados Unidos así como hispanos nacidos en ése país, que vienen a México por atención médica, hospitalaria y dental, indica el estudio Patients Beyond Borders." Read more
    Dental tourism growing: Quebec Order of Dentists
    Radio Canada International, 14 June 2016
    "Patients Beyond Borders, researched the development and found Mexico is the most popular destination for Canadians seeking elective procedures such as dental work. Costa Rica, South America and India are also popular medical destinations." Read more
    How Cheap Oil and Fewer Nose Jobs Hurt Thai Hospital Stocks
    Bloomberg, 29 May 2016
    "Between 1.3 million and 1.8 million medical tourists traveled to Thailand last year, according to figures from Patients Beyond Borders, a consulting firm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The country is well known for cosmetic and sex change procedures. Medical tourism generated 107 billion baht ($3 billion) of revenue in 2014, according to the latest Thai government estimate." Read more
    Sex-change surgery: India’s new line in budget medical tourism
    AFP, 7 May 2016
    "The number pales in comparison to Thailand which draws up to two million [medical travel] patients a year, but the firm’s chief executive officer (CEO) Josef Woodman was confident India would become a future leader in the niche area of gender affirmation surgeries. 'I think in another three to five years. It takes time,' Woodman told AFP of the surgeries, performed by less than a dozen Indian surgeons mostly in Delhi and Mumbai." Read more
    Chinese spur medical tourism in US
    China Daily, 15 April 2016
    "Competition among US hospitals for Chinese patients is heating up as they flood the US market, particularly lung cancer patients from large industrial centers like Beijing and Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong province, said Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, a company that publishes medical travel guides." Read more
    Why you should cross the border for a new face
    New York Post, 29 March 2016
    "According to Josef Woodman, CEO of the international medical and health travel Web site Patients Beyond Borders, increasing numbers of people are going abroad for health care. Judging by data from ministries of health and hospitals around the world, he says, 1.2 million to 1.4 million Americans are now heading overseas for surgery annually. And that number has been increasing by an average of 23 percent per year for the last 10 years. He attributes recent rises, in part, to Obamacare making Americans increasingly comfortable with shopping for physicians and insurance plans." Read more
    Can medical tourism succeed in Central Florida?
    Orlando Sentinel, 6 February 2016
    "'You can't become a medical tourism attraction until you have a great story to tell, beginning with great quality of care,' said Josef Woodman, founder and CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, who has written a book on the subject. Central Florida may be on its way, especially with Lake Nona's medical city booming, 'but does it have a critical mass of hospitals? I'd say probably not,' Woodman said." Read more
    Should You Travel Abroad for IVF?
    US News & World Report, 15 December 2015
    "Americans may also find equal, if not superior, care abroad, according to Woodman's book, 'Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Travel.' Barbados Fertility Centre, for example, reports an 80 percent IVF success rate for women under 35. Compare that to the United States,? where only about 46 percent of IVF cycles result in a clinical pregnancy on average, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology." Read more


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