Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Medical tourism, where patients struggling to pay for or finding the right treatment at home heading overseas, is booming, with many countries jostling to offer high-quality health care at the best price. A lot of Americans travel abroad for treatment, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a provider of medical travel information. And the number is expected to increase: 50 million Americans were either uninsured or underinsured for health care, according to the U.S.’s Medical Tourism Resource Guide.
However, health tourism is not the preserve of Americans — around 8 million patients from across the world seek overseas treatment each year, contributing to a global industry worth $24-$40 billion, says Patients Beyond Borders.
Reasons other than cost to travel overseas for health care include better treatment, as well as avoiding long waiting lists and dodging questions from colleagues and family.
Dentistry and cosmetic treatments in particular are commonly sought abroad. Click ahead to learn more about some of the most popular destinations for health care tourism, according to providers including Patients Beyond Borders and consultancies such as Deloitte.
In around ten days, Crikvenica, recently named the most successful healthcare destination in Croatia will be hosting a global conference dedicated for health tourism. This conference will be bringing in together esteemed lecturers and participants from various sectors of medicine and economy, primarily tourism.
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