In order to save money, American patients and their surgeons are going out of the country to get treatment. Medical Tourism is on the rise. thanks to NASH, North American Specialty Hospital.
NASH has successfully been organizing patient treatment at the Galena Hospital in Cancun over the past two years. Dr. Thomas Parisi from Wisconsin flew to Galena Hospital on his day off to perform a total knee replacement for Donna Ferguson, a resident of Mississippi. Medical tourism provides lower cost care and the number of patients and American physicians participating is on the rise.
Read To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun. by Phil Galewitz, KHN and NYTimes
Health City Cayman Islands is the new destination competing for American patients. Quality care at lower costs is the theme for this India based for profit hospital chain.
Listen to How the Cayman Islands Could Become a New Health Care Destination Fred de Sam Lazaro PBS NewsHour correspondent.
For another perspective, read how the medical transport industry is weighing in on healthcare. Air Ambulance Industry Weighs Into Medical Bill Debate With TV Ads