Health Tourism in Colombia
Health tourism is the process in which a person travels to receive health services in a country other than the one in which they reside.
Categories of Health services
I want to address my specific medical concern. Promotes the good health of people through multiple modalities to treat, understand and improve the quality of life with a disease
I want to optimize my health to prevent illness or injury – Identify risk factors and understand disease prevention better – Optimizes health through transitions – healthy aging, pregnancy, etc.
I want to look better so I can feel better about myself Denotes satisfaction with one’s own physical appearance
I want to feel good emotionally doing something good for me Social: satisfaction with relationships and performance in social roles Spiritual / mental: degree in which a person feels positive and enthusiastic about himself and the physical / environmental life: physical activity, healthy food and nutrition, relationship with the environment
Reading diagnostic images, Laboratory tests
Health services are migrating in two major avenues under the concept of well-being and pure curative medicine