Health tourism is defined as people traveling for over 24 hours and less than a year from their permanent place of residence for preserving, improving or regaining their physical and mental health.

A guide for any hospital, medical center, clinic or physician interested in developing an international patient program and attracting patients.   This book provides a fresh approach to getting your global patient program underway; developing streamlines, patient protocols and case management programs to produce better outcomes, cultural consideration and the special needs and expectations of international, expatriate, and traveling patients.