Medical Tourism- A Growing Industry

One indicator of how expensive our health system has become is the rapid growth of the medical tourism industry. Patients Beyond Borders estimates the market is between $38 Billion and $55 Billion , and growing between 15 and 25% annually.

Depending on the specific procedures you need, it may be possible for you and a companion to fly to your destination, see the sights, stay in 5 star hotels, dine at 5 star restaurants, receive your medical services at a world class hospital, by doctors who, frequently , are American trained and board certified, and fly back to the US, all for less than the procedure alone costs in the US.

And, close by, Cuba shows signs of becoming a future destination for medical tourism. An interesting article in the New York Times on Medical Tourism discusses Cuba’s potential.

Something interesting to learn about…

February, 2015