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The Medical Tourism Index (MTI) is a new type of country-based performance measure to assess the attractiveness of a country as a medical tourist destination. Read More…

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IHRC Mission

The International Healthcare Research Center was created to gather and disseminate data that will help improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across borders…

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IHRC partners with research centers and academic institutions to solve problems that help improve global healthcare access, healthcare quality and the international patient experience. …

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The Origin of the Idea

The difficulties facing healthcare systems across the globe have made accessing quality and timely healthcare a challenge for millions of people…

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Like any other non-profit organization, we need your support to continue our research and surveys. We are funded almost entirely by voluntary donations and every contribution makes an impact on our work…

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Recent Articles

Medical Tourism: Push and pull factors

Medical Tourism: Push and pull factors

November, 14, 2014, Comments(0)

People from across the globe and all walks of life are turning to medical tourism (also known as global health) to satisfy their healthcare needs. There are several main factors driving medical tourism. These can be divided into “push” and “pull” factors that are particular to the country of residence of the medical tourist, in […]

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International hospitals overlook a key criterion used by medical travelers to choose and/or recommend their services

International hospitals overlook a key criterion used by medical travelers to choose and/or recommend their services

November, 14, 2014, Comments(0)

For medical travelers, there are many factors that come into play when choosing an international healthcare provider for their treatment. Quality, potential savings, quick access and the availability of a particular procedure are at the top of most people’s list. Additional factors may include proximity, familiarity with the language and culture and safety at the […]

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The Role of Hotels in Global Healthcare

The Role of Hotels in Global Healthcare

November, 14, 2014, Comments(0)

As more and more patients cross borders to access healthcare services it is becoming increasingly important for hotels and other hospitality providers to understand their role in the patient’s medical tourism continuum of care.  In many countries it is common for patients to be interned a day or two at the hospital for the surgical […]

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Accessing Medical Care under the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive

Accessing Medical Care under the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive

November, 14, 2014, Comments(0)

Nigel Whitfield is a 56 year old plant manager living in London’s west end. Two years ago he was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis of the hip joint which, under Britain’s National Healthcare System (NHS), put him in a six-month queue for a hip replacement procedure. Within two months, however, Nigel’s pain was so severe that […]

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Latest News

Medical Tourism Patients Finding More to Florida under Sun

Medical Tourism Patients Finding More to Florida under Sun

November, 17, 2014, Comments(0)

Like many tourists visiting Florida, she and her son went to Disney World before driving east to the beach to check out a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral.

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Assisted Suicide: Who Decides — When, Where and How?

Assisted Suicide: Who Decides — When, Where and How?

November, 17, 2014, Comments(0)

Soon after learning she had aggressive terminal brain cancer, Brittany Maynard uprooted her life and moved to Oregon, one of five states in the United States to legalize assisted suicide.

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