Medical Tourism Survey Shows Growth

The practice of traveling to a foreign country to attain medical services continues to grow as a global phenomenon. Patients around the world are increasingly seeking international healthcare solutions to address prevailing issues with cost, quality, and access. The 2013 Medical Tourism Survey Report conducted by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) provides helpful updates for potential patients and providers. Here are a few key statistics from the survey:

  • Nearly 80 percent of demand for medical  travel is driven by cost savings.
  • Medical tourists spend between $7,417 and $15,833 per medical travel trip.
  • Asia and Latin America are the two leading regions for medical travel.
  • Cosmetic surgery is the most popular  procedure, representing 38  percent of demand.
  • Approximately 92 percent of total  spending on medical travel per patient  is less than $30,000.
  • About 76 percent of patients interested  in medical travel are American.