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Costa Rica Tops In Medical Tourism – Getting Medical Care in Another Country

“Medical tourism,” or traveling to another country for medical care, is a growing trend. Patients Beyond Borders says that between 11 million and 14 million people travel each year for medical care.
According to Patients Beyond Borders, a guide to medical tourism, top destinations include Costa Rica, India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.
Many people are drawn to travel abroad by the potential for cost savings on medical procedures.
The top specialties for medical travelers include cosmetic surgery, dentistry, cardiovascular, reproductive and weight loss.
How big is the market? The Medical Tourism Association, an international trade organization that acts as a liaison between patients and international providers, estimated the industry’s worth at US$100 billion in 2016-17.
And the market is growing as

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