Foreign visitors and short-term migrants cost the NHS £2 billion a year, an official report warns today. The first comprehensive assessment of ‘health tourism’ says the true cost to taxpayers is 100 times bigger than some estimates. Full story >>
Health tourism is a term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly growing practice of travelling across international borders to obtain health care. • Malaysia recorded more than 20% growth in health tourism over the past three years.