Medical tourism in the USA – It’s OK to be back!

SG Analytics analyses the US medical tourism market in this outlook comprising insights about the impact of apprehensions, and the perception of Americans towards medical tourism in 2021. A market, which is usually analysed from a service providers’ perspective, has been looked at from a supply perspective.  

Key Insights: 

  • More than 2 million US citizens were set to travel to other countries in search of cost-effective medical treatment this year
  • Cardio-vascular surgery is one of the major segments where patients may be willing to travel within the USA or to Mexico
  • Many patients move abroad due to factors, such as stringent regulations, long waiting time, and the high expense of treatment for uninsured/partially insured, while the rest look for US-based hospitals
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