The medical tourism industry has seen a major increase in the past decade.
Researchers have confirmed that:
* In 2006, about 150,000 American citizens traveled to Latin America and Asia for medical treatment.
* In 2007, the figure increased to approximately 300,000.
* By 2010, experts say that the number could increase to well over 1 million."
"For many people who require medical treatment, the last thing they want to do is travel. However, due to the high cost of medical treatment in the USA, many American patients are going abroad for medical treatments. Their purpose is to save 50% to 80% on medical treatment conducted by doctors who are often trained in the United States, at hospitals that maintain the precise standards of patient care and safety."
Medical Tourism USA - Americans Seek Medical Treatment Abroad