Medical tourism is a profitable source of income for the British health services is proving to be

Published on : Friday, December 20, 2013

download25Medical Tourism Health Care clamp down on foreigners abusing the government’s announcement of a major new study that contradicts many of the assumptions behind , the United Kingdom ‘s National Health Service ( NHS ) is a lucrative source of income .

To spend money on research, Jeremy Hunt , the Health Secretary , flies in the face of claims by health care and medical tourists .

Eighteen hospitals – those considered most likely to make money from foreign patients – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , and according to researchers at the University of York , in 2010 to earn £ 42 m . £ 219 m of medical tourists , hotels , restaurants , shopping and Great Britain Travel Expenses .

Researchers also much smaller , about 52,000 people came to this country when abroad in the UK and more people seeking treatment for more than 63,000 people , hospitals and clinics abroad in 2010, is the country’s tourism products .

Research Jeremy Hunt , the Health Secretary tourists will spend money , flies in the face of claims by health services .He said Tuesday , ” It’s , it’s taxpayers ‘ money to pay a huge amount of money being lost through treatment for them can not be true that the NHS is a national health services in the NHS , with the aging of the population, to ensure stress action from abroad . ”

But new research at LSHTM , Johanna Hanefeld, public health departments and policy , lead author – the government that commissioned the research published on Tuesday said , ” The whole is more than the health of some of the government’s immigration program . ”

Open access journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One published their work , medical tourists look at the input and output . Such as access to health services , which tightened up their own rules in Spain , as the country is living in an expat Britons who are flying in from the UK , they say.

Some earn considerable sums of money for medical tourists and others may join them in the NHS hospital , Hanefeld and colleagues said.

Freedom of Information requests received from the figures used in the 18 hospitals . Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in 2010-11 was £ 20.7 m to acquire foreign patients ; King earned £ 7.9 m , and the Royal bramatana earned £ 7.4 m .

To travel abroad for the UK people and they can not get to it or where NHS waiting lists are too long . Study of fertility treatment , bariatric surgery ( obese patients to reduce the size of the stomach ) and looked at those traveling cosmetic surgery .

Tuesday , Hunt Medical tourism on the estimated amount of the cost of non- payment of the NHS . Working or studying in the UK totaling £ 1.4 billion notional amounts of visitors , has been included . He is the future of M & A year generated £ 200 £ 150 and £ 200 charge for temporary workers , foreign students , do not have .

Official documents , such as they are getting value for those who plan to travel with the ” health tourists ” , the third class of the NHS an estimated £ 0.3 billion is ” irregular migrants ” to ” very uncertain ” got what they were trying to put a figure on the cost of health care for free Treatment , £ 70 and £ 300 m in the NHS costs.

This approach saves the NHS money in lucrative but paying customers and those of others in some patients who go abroad , is an account of the increasing international mobility , Hanefeld said .

He said , ” We really want to address the issue of patient mobility and health tourism as a country , we can not do it ” . ” We need international mechanisms ”

Paying and non- paying NHS health care will not even count the number of tourists , he said : ” It’s the start of a sea change in the NHS or the need to follow them , ” he said to someone calculate how much it will cost to build the NHS . Such a system .


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