30 September 2011 | 03:22 | FOCUS News Agency
Figures suggest that more than 50,000 people in the UK already go abroad for treatment every year. The report says outbound medical travel from the UK has been growing far faster than inbound over the past decade.
Some patients want treatments that are poorly covered by private insurers or the NHS. These can include hip replacement, knee replacement, laser eye surgery and cataract removal “for which there are long waiting lists”, the study says.
Other procedures, such as cosmetic surgery, dental treatment and fertility treatments, top the list.
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