Medical tourism: Consumers in search of value
The world medical tourism market is estimated to be around 60 billion dollars currently, and it is expected to grow to 100 billion dollars, according to Deloitte’s report Medical tourism: Consumers in search of value.
The emergence of disruptive health care innovations, such as medical tourism, alternative medicine or cyber visits, changes the health industry paradigm. The most-sought procedures in modern medical tourism are dental, cosmetic, orthopedic and cardiovastular. The trend of travelling abroad for medical tourism could cost U. S. health care providers up to 6 billion dollars in the next decade. Growing popularity of medical tourism is underlined by the fact that the number of countries serving around a million medical tourists annually is growing. Deloitte’s research points out that there are 10 hot spots of medical tourism that offer specialised treatments, alternative treatments or simply cheaper prices of mecial treatments.
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