There are 14 million cross-border patients worldwide spending an average of USD $3,800-$6,000 per visit, including medically-related costs, cross-border and local transport, inpatient stay and accommodations. We estimate some 1,400,000 Americans will travel outside the US for medical care this year. In addition, out-of-pocket medical costs of critical and elective procedures continue to rise, while nations offering universal care are faced with ever-increasing resource burdens. These drivers are forcing patients to pursue cross-border healthcare options either to save money or to avoid long waits for treatment. We estimate the worldwide medical tourism market is growing at a rate of 15-25%, with inbound patient flows highest in Mexico, Southeast and South Asia. We follow The Medical Tourism Association® three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education. Coming to Punta Mita for medical procedures aren’t the only perks, click on the video to see what the beautiful area of Punta Mita has to offer.
What is Medical Tourism?
Medical Tourism is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own country, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care. “Domestic Medical Tourism” is where people who live in one country travel to another city, region or state to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own home city, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care.
Why are Patients Traveling Internationally for Medical Tourism?
Patients are traveling because of the high quality of healthcare, affordability, access of care or better availability.
What are the Cost Savings?
The cost savings can be up to 40%
Why is Punta Mita Hospital in Mexico a leading destination for Medical Tourism?
The making of a world-class healthcare destination is complex. We consider a variety of factors, including:
- Government support
- Demonstrable commitment to international accreditation, quality assurance, and transparency of outcomes
- Easy International patient flow
- Potential for cost savings on medical procedures
- Political transparency and social stability
- Excellent tourism infrastructure
- Sustained reputation for clinical excellence
- History of healthcare innovation and achievement
- Successful adoption of best practices and state-of-the-art medical technology
- Availability of internationally-trained, experienced medical staff