Factors affecting cost and patient choice of travel insurance in cardiac disease: a web-based case-control study

Background: The aim of this study was to explore variations in cost and choice of travel insurance in patients with cardiac disease.

Methods: Clinical data from patients with myocardial infarction (MI, n = 20), Marfan syndrome (MFS, n = 10) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, n = 10) were input to insurance websites for a proposed ten-day holiday and data for premium cost (£) and choice of quotes (n) collated for each condition. Age-matched healthy individuals were used as controls.

What might Brexit mean for British tourists travelling to the rest of Europe?


Brexit will have profound implications for British tourists visiting the rest of the European Union, in particular because of the likely loss of coverage of healthcare should they be injured or fall ill. This paper compares the cost of travel insurance within the EU and in comparable countries outside it, asking how it varies by age and pre-existing conditions.