International medical tourism accounts for an estimated $100 BB per year.
Medical tourism is defined as the act of traveling outside one’s own area of residence for health care. This can take the form of traveling across county lines, state lines and even flying half way around the globe to an exotic culture you know nothing about.
For people without insurance or those needing medical procedures that insurance won't cover, medical tourism offers an attractive alternative to rising healthcare costs.
In-Bound Medical Tourism
(Foreigners traveling here for their healthcare needs)
Out-Bound Medical Tourism
(Patients traveling abroad for affordable healthcare)
Intra-Bound Medical Tourism
(US patients traveling within the U.S. for cash friendly healthcare)