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Inspiration: Medical Tourism Association® Honors Jordanian Doctor with Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri, President of Jordan Private Hospitals Association, recognized at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, in Orlando, Florida
By: Medical Tourism Association
“Despite the enormous burden from neighboring countries, Jordan has become a regional hub for medical tourism,” said Renée-Marie Stephano (http://reneemariestephano.com/)
During his tenure, Dr. Al-Hammouri, president of the Jordan Private Hospitals, has seen private medical services reach more than 250,000 foreign patients annually, a contribution to the national economy of more than $1.2 billion in revenue while, at the same time, creating 30,000 jobs.
The ratio of physicians to the Jordanian population – 26 per 10,000 — has also reached a figure comparable with numbers in the United Kingdom, which boasts 2.7 doctors per 1,000 residents. Although the two nations attract similar revenue from medical tourism, treatments in Jordan not only cost substantially less than those in the United Kingdom, but also rate highly in patient satisfaction scores. Jordan has 63 private hospitals and two university centers that specialize in research and training. Support staff includes 32 nurses per 10,000 Jordanians, a figure on par with Thailand, considered an international leader. And, the number of pharmacists in the kingdom – 14 per 10,000 Jordanians – is comparable to that of Japan.
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