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Monthly Research by Revahealth.com Reveals Fall in Medical Tourism from the U.K.

Dépèche transmise le 21 avril 2009 par Business Wire

Monthly Research by Revahealth.com Reveals Fall in Medical Tourism from the U.K.

Monthly Research by Revahealth.com Reveals Fall in Medical Tourism from the U.K.

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The number of Britons looking for health treatment abroad dropped by over 40% in the last six months, according to RevaHealth.com, the search engine that lets people find and compare clinics anywhere. The news comes despite the fact that patients can still make huge savings on treatments like cosmetic dental and plastic surgery procedures abroad.

A tummy tuck in Turkey costs as little as £1,201, whereas the UK average is £3,878, a saving of nearly 70%. Similarly, dental veneers in Poland can cost just £238, but the UK average is £630, giving patients a potential saving of over 60%. RevaHealth.com makes it easy for patients to save time and money by letting them compare local prices with prices abroad in their own currency.

RevaHealth.com also found that while the numbers leaving the UK for treatment has fallen by almost 20% in the last month alone, medical tourism into the UK is on the rise, especially among patients from Ireland. For example, the number of Irish citizens looking for dentists in Northern Ireland more than doubled from February to March.

Medical Tourism continues to be popular in other parts of the world. For example, many Americans continue to travel south to Mexico, keen to take advantage of great value cosmetic treatments. Breast implant procedures, costing an average of $6,500 (£4,360) in the U.S.A. are available for as little as $2,500 (£1,676), a saving of over 60%.

Caelen King, CEO of RevaHealth.com said “While putting off cosmetic dental and plastic surgery procedures might seem like the prudent thing to do in a bad economy, there are still lots of money saving options open to savvy customers. Due to the downturn in the economy, many clinics abroad are lowering their prices, making the potential savings even greater. Countries like Hungary, Turkey and even Thailand offer UK patients high-quality treatments like tooth whitening, breast implants and liposuction for less.”

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About Revahealth.com

RevaHealth.com is a healthcare search engine that helps users find and compare health clinics worldwide. With information about 60,000 clinics in the UK and Ireland and thousands more in 50 countries around the world, Revahealth.com helps people take control of their healthcare choices and find the most suitable clinic and treatment for their needs.

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