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The medical migration is a global concept that include the medical tourism, the travel organized to work or to study, and the medical migrants or refugees, as presented in Figure 1:

We see that there are 4 types of medical migration that must been considered by the various authorities in each country. Obviously, the most important type is represented by the Medical Tourism and the globalisation of the health care.

The growth of medical tourism will also lead to an increase in medical travel related to work and education. Then, the more we get reliable statistics about medical tourism, the more we will be able to plan and develop medical travel related to work and study.

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