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International Institute of Research on Medical Migration


Definition of concept


Medical migration

“Medical migration is a trip made to receive treatment, care, to work or study in the medical field.” (IIRMM 2017)

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Medical tourism

“Medical tourism is a travel made to receive treatment or care beyond the immediate local area, requiring expenses that are not directly related to such treatment or care.” (IIRMM 2017)

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Medical Tourist

“The medical tourist is a person directly or indirectly involved in a trip related to medical tourism.” (IIRMM 2017)

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