Medical Tourism Infographic

Posted on July 24, 2015 I Written By

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I wonder how many healthcare organizations are thinking about medical tourism. I know there’s quite a bit of discussion about it in Las Vegas where I live. I know some practices that make a killing off of medical tourism. As you can imagine, the biggest medical tourism in Las Vegas is around your appearance (plastics, bariatrics, spas, etc). Vegas happens to be a great thing for all of those with some of the leading experts. It doesn’t hurt that it has cheap flights from everywhere and great hotels to stay in while you recover.

The medical tourism topic is unique to each locale. However, what does apply everywhere is that patients are seeking out the best and cheapest care they can find. That often includes travel out of state or out of country.

With this in mind, I was intrigued by this Medical Tourism Infographic put together by PreTaxHealth. It offers some interesting insights into the medical tourism industry.
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