Know Before You Go: Traveling for Medical Care

Medical tourism, once a cost-only issue, has evolved over the past 10 years to meet the changing expectations of those who seek care outside their home countries. Large US-based medical centers are entering into joint ventures to build and staff hospitals in the Middle East and Asia, putting attention not only on quality, outcomes, and fees, but also on making the travel and healthcare experiences easier and more comfortable. Travelers to the US from overseas are generating new opportunities not only for traditional centers of excellence, but also for smaller, service-focused physicians and hospitals.

Speakers: Dan Bonk
Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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