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South-east Asia seen as medical tourism's "sweet spot"

US-based industry resource Patients Beyond Borders estimates that the global medical tourism market is expanding by 25 per cent a year - it reached US$55 billion with 11 million medical tourists in 2013.

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THE lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside - too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive...

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