Medical tourism grows--in both directions

Medical tourism is continuing to grow in the United States, and its expansion is serving both patients here and abroad. Americans are traveling abroad to save money on hip and knee procedures that are too pricey to undergo domestically, while wealthy Chinese patients are flocking to hospitals in New York and Florida to undergo their care--and pay full out-of-pocket prices, according to a recent article in Medical Tourism magazine. American medical travel abroad is growing at a rate of 25 percent to 35 percent per year, while hospitals here are creating programs specifically to cater to medical tourists. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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