VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):医疗旅游成为治病新趋势
日期:2016-12-31 19:45

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听力文本

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Eleven million people worldwide travel to other countries for low-cost medical treatment. This kind of travel is known as "medical tourism."
Experts say people spend hundreds of billions of dollars on medical tourism every year. And, experts predict the industry will grow by up to 25 percent a year over the next 10 years.
VISA and Oxford Economics recently studied medical tourism trends. The study found that such travel is increasing because of the rising cost of medical treatments, the aging of societies and advances in international transportation. About 340 new international airports will be built in the next 10 years, VISA says.
A company called MedRepublic is connecting doctors with people around the world who need medical care. Robert Page founded the company.
"Our software allows patients to use our website so they can search for doctors directly and talk to them," he said.
Page says the top country for medical tourism is Thailand. The United States is second. He says the United States is "a country with a level of specialized medicine not found elsewhere."
The recent VISA study says the United States was the top destination for medical tourism, not Thailand. It also found an increasing number of people are traveling to Singapore, Germany, Korea, Spain, Britain, Canada and Israel for medical care.
The VISA report predicts China will become the top destination within the next 10 years.
Between 750,000 and 1.8 million Americans leave the country for medical reasons every year because of the high costs of treatments and surgeries. Page says Mexico is a common choice for American medical tourists.
"For Americans, the main destination is Mexico due to its geographical proximity and the relation(ship) between both countries. The main reason is treatment for cancer," he said.
Many Americans also travel to other countries for plastic surgery, dental surgery, gastric bypasses and orthopedic surgeries.
Susy Pozo was a medical tourist. Four years ago, she traveled to Mexico for stomach surgery.
"I used to weigh 194 pounds," (or 88 kilograms). "I had many health issues. It's very expensive in the U.S. I was worried because of the security in Puerto Vallarta, but four years ago I made the best decision of my life: I traveled to Mexico and had stomach surgery at the Puerto Vallarta hospital."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that there are risks connected to less-costly medical treatments in other countries.
Robert Page of MedRepublic says his company tries to lower those risks by helping patients talk directly with foreign doctors.
"We are trying to resolve those issues with the right kind of information to show that a doctor and a hospital in India, for example, offer the same quality as a doctor or a hospital in the United States."
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词汇解析

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1.low-cost adj.廉价的,低成本的

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The inner city is aproned by low-cost housing.
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2.specialized adj.专业化的,专门的

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Cocaine addicts get specialized support from knowledgeable staff.
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3.proximity n.接近,相邻

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Part of the attraction is Darwin's proximity to Asia.
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4.dental adj.牙科的,牙齿的

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Good oral hygiene and regular dental care are important, whatever your age.
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5.orthopedic adj.外科整形的

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Many of our products are used to repair the spine, the foot, the ankle and other orthopedic areas.
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内容解析

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1.A company called MedRepublic is connecting doctors with people around the world who need medical care. Robert Page founded the company.

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connect... with... 将……与……连接起来

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What makes you suppose him to be connected with them?
什么使你想到他和他们有联系?

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It's a place where people can thrive and be connected with each other.
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2.For Americans, the main destination is Mexico due to its geographical proximity and the relation(ship) between both countries.

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due to 由于,因为

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The traffic accident was allegedly due to negligence.
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To some extent, this is due to the nature of the world around it.
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参考译文

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医疗旅游成为治病新趋势
全球有1100万人口会到其他国家旅游,以寻求廉价医疗Zz!6k)(Y1O。这种旅游被称之为“医疗旅游”.JZ_x&SOQ(bBRrM1
有关专家表示,人们每年花在医疗旅游上的钱可达数千亿.j.U-0Wt@~Pz=YF@。此外,据专家预测,医疗旅游行业将在未来10年间增长多达25%Eu@,]Haz1.|!hEOL
最近,维萨信用卡以及牛津经济研究院对医疗旅游趋势做了研究H1Y(E-4WztacB-D。该研究发现,医疗旅游之所以不断增加是因为医疗成本的不断增加、社会人口的老龄化以及国际交通状况的提升nU&acz@-iO!。维萨表示,未来十年将有340个新的国际机场建成19sU]&-XmN(Gc
MedRepublic公司就致力于将医生与寻求医疗的各地人们联系在一起3X7Q*@gX&m;。该公司创始人为罗伯特佩奇U^PD,f4~wVYIP
“我们的软件所提供的网站能让病人直接搜索到医生,并与他们交流,”他说&g|k^[G6Z9n8&3^

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佩奇说,泰国是进行医疗旅游最热门的国家8@^_%=F%!p。美国紧随其后T^4x^RN;jRk)OAOm#4。佩奇说,美国“这个国家的专业化医药并不是任何地方都有的5+pM!SJ=#23H。”
维萨最新的研究表明,美国才是最受欢迎的医疗旅游地,而非泰国68~g4^Xyb.y!J^。此外,该研究还发现有越来越多的人到新加坡、德国、韩国、西班牙、英国、加拿大、以色列寻求医疗h.&Qgf7U4)#+~v
维萨的报告还做出预测,中国将在10年后成为首要的医疗旅游胜地heLQRwpbD@(sb
美国每年有75万-180万人因医疗费和手术费过高而选择到国外进行治疗)g[x2w(p[D32M。佩奇说,墨西哥已成为美国人医疗旅游的常见选择)UnVg!iXhZL3*wMv
“由于地理相近、关系相亲,墨西哥成了很多美国人的首要目的地,rHp3G5h[*oO1bmo。他们主要是寻求癌症的治疗,”他说)5t]lZDzKJ&F%
很多美国人还到其他国家做整形手术、牙科手术、胃绕道手术、外科矫形UVCB0iznB!T+zicclP7%
苏西是就是一名医疗旅游者9mn.3@DAnn;QZOkT。4年前,她去墨西哥做了胃部手术=Y=m@zI!G%rkO5#*85*I
“我以前体重有194磅,”(即88公斤)fZ^3Po)(&CkIiF7。“我有很多健康问题I2Wy;P7.K|F*-。而美国治病很贵t#Y*6vf6d0%-^.TIn。我其实还是担心巴亚尔塔港(Puerto Vallarta)安全情况的,但4年前我做了一辈子最正确的决定Q|-pE@yC!5v==。我去了墨西哥,并在巴亚尔塔港医院做了胃部手术mG&(_-0*e2ANCri=。”
美国疾病控制与预防中心警告称,去其他国家进行价格更低的医学治疗可能会面临许多风险t~Fn-y,19Y0Q6m
而佩奇则表示,其公司力图通过协助病人与国外医生的直接沟通来降低这些风险Eo*+cL17^3N1%
“我们力图用恰到好处的信息来解决这些问题bfq9N&Gq__.Zffveo,QH。拿印度打个比方,来证明印度的医生和医院可以提供跟美国医生或者医院同等质量的服务jDCPWBw[Vwp^ju%Gan。”
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