Medical tourism encompasses the notion of Medical travel: people who travel for medical treatment, necessary or not. Otherwise, it also refers to the activity of health care providers for persons resident abroad. Medical tourism has become a practice increasingly popular among those who wish to have options when it comes to their health. The services offered within a framework of medical tourism are almost limitless: cardiac surgery, replacement surgery, cosmetic surgery, dental surgery, and even in vitro fertilization. In addition, medical tourism could involve alternative treatments such as psychiatry and convalescent care.
Interestingly, medical tourism is not as new as many people believe.
Reimbursement of dental care by health insurance is really not at the level of contributions. It is recognized, with the glasses, it is the major weakness of the French system.
Example The rate under agreement by the social security system for a dental crown is 107,48 euros, reimbursement by the Health insurance thus amounts to EUR 75,23. The actual rate applied by dentists may vary between 200 and 750 euros.