Medical Tourism or Medical Travel is traveling across international borders to obtain health care.
Throughout history, people have traveled for treatment or well-being. Today with emerging technologies, the development of transport facilities and globalization medical travel is a rising sector.
International healthcare accreditation which is the process of certifying a level of quality for healthcare providers and programs across multiple countries is a significant actor about raising the sector.
Treatment costs, long waiting times for appointment and treatment, lack of technology are the most common reasons to travel abroad for healthcare. Medical Travel assistant companies, embassies, governments, associations and health organizations them-selves are most important actors to provide services to patients.
The scope of services of international treatment and well-being varies according to the needs of the patients. Complex specialized surgeries such as organ transplantation, cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries, also virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, well-being, thermal treatments are available.