Outbound medical tourism is growing rapidly from US

first_imgAmericans travelling abroad for medical procedures continues to increase. The rapid growth in medical tourism is a testament to the increasing consumer demand for low-cost treatment overseas. It is found that approximately 1.2 million Americans went to a foreign country for medical care in 2014, compared to 900,000 Americans in 2013.Malaysia is a medical tourism destination that must be given serious consideration based on quality and affordability as the country offers Western-trained doctors and state of the art facilities, which have received international accreditation. Language is not a barrier since English is the first language used at hospitals and widely spoken throughout the country. In addition, patients will experience the friendliness of the Malaysian culture and their welcoming hospitality. Malaysia ranked 4 in International Living’s The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2015, in part because of its top-notch healthcare, which is “comparable to that in any First-World nation”.The low cost of treatment in Malaysia is a major selling point. Single tier pricing for locals and foreigners, a favourable exchange rate, and a lower cost of living in Malaysia all contribute to reduced prices. Patients can save between 65-80% on medical procedures when compared with U.S. prices.last_img

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