Israel's Medical Tourism Industry

(Ynet News) Danny Rubenstein - A good medical reputation and relatively lower costs draw patients from all over the globe to receive medical care in Israel. Annual revenues in Israeli hospitals from medical tourism amount to some $120 million, as Israeli hospitals charge 30% more from foreign patients than they do from Israeli patients. These figures do not include the thousands of Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank who receive medical treatment in Israel each year. In 2011, the PA health department tightened its policies on approving medical treatment in Israel due to a serious financial crunch and it has been sending more patients to receive medical treatment in Jordan and Egypt.

2012-05-04 00:00:00

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