Catalyst Conversation: Medical Tourism Strategic Options for US HealthcareDec 21


Medical Tourism Strategic Options for US Healthcare

In 2008, more than 400,000 non-U.S. residents sought care in the United States, known as inbound medical tourism, and spent almost $5 billion for health services.

“More than 750,000 Americans (with enough cash to pay for the cost of their care and the travel expense) left the country last year for less expensive medical treatments, a number projected to grow to six million by 2010, potentially costing our U.S. health care system billions.”

Trends are showing that Americans primarily seek this sort of care for elective surgical procedures. As healthcare cost rise, the opportunities that exist are going to expand to all parts of healthcare and healthcare procedures.

During this roundtable, GCG discusses opportunities and threats that exist within the Medical Tourism Industry and debates a “Global Healthcare System” or “Global Medical Center”.

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