26 August 2009

Medical Tourism is not growing as fast as predicted

While this AP article by Tom Murphy (dated 22 Aug 09) emphasizes the lower cost of overseas medical treatment, one interesting bit of information noted that Medical Tourism is note growing as fast as predicted. Instead of 6 million folks travelling by 2010, it has been recalculated to be more like 1.6 million. Still a healthy number of tourists seeking more affordable health care, but I wonder if the medical tourist brokerage firms will suffer the dot.com death suffered earlier this decade. Time will tell. This would be a good research project for a grad student!

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