Saturday, May 21, 2011
CTV.ca News Staff
More than 60 per cent of Canadians would be willing to leave the
country for medical procedures if they were covered by healthcare,
according to a new report by an international consulting firm.
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Medical tourism is a growing industry, said Mark Fam, a senior
manager with Deloitte‘s National Health Services. The industry is
divided into two sectors: inbound, the number of patients travelling
into a country to receive treatment; and outbound, those travelling
outside the country.
In terms of outbound, “over two per cent of Canadians right now are
already travelling outside the country to receive services,” Fam told
CTV News Channel.