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Medical tourism

Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other than their own to obtain medical treatment. In the past this usually referred to those who traveled from less-developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for treatment unavailable at home. However, in recent years it may equally refer to those from developed countries who travel to developing countries for lower priced medical treatments. The motivation may be also for medical services unavailable or illegal in the home country.

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Costa Rica medical tourism summit around the corner

More than 250 businesses from 15 countries will gather April 24-26 in Playa Herradura, on the central Pacific coast, for the fourth annual International Medical Tourism Conference. The summit, which was introduced Wednesday morning at the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), will feature speakers, presentations and workshops geared toward helping develop the industry.

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