Facts – Medical Tourism

Playa Medical Vacation

Facts Associated with Medical Tourism

You may spend more time at the beach than at a hospital during your medical trip.

MEXICO

Mexico has 98 hospitals accredited by the country’s Federal Health Ministry and 7 hospitals which are JCI-accredited. Mexico is most reputed for advanced care in dentistry and cosmetic surgery. Medical care in Mexico save a patient 40% to 65% compared to the cost of similar services in the US and Canada.

Medical Tourism in Mexico by Playa Medical Vacation Playa del Carmen
Medical Tourism in Mexico by Playa Medical Vacation Playa del Carmen
  • 64% of patients that traveled abroad for care did not have health insurance.
  • Almost 83% of patients traveled with a companion.
  • 33% of patients traveled abroad for cosmetic surgery.
  • Almost 90% of patients or their companions engaged in tourism activities.
  • Almost 85% of US patients found they received more personalized medical care than in the US
  • Almost 86% of US patients said they would travel again overseas for medical care
  • Nearly 80% of the demand for medical travel is driven by cost savings.
  • Medical tourists spend between $7,475 and $15,833 per medical travel trip.
  • Out of 49 participants that had previously traveled overseas for medical treatment, 36% used a medical tourism facilitator.
  • A 2013 MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that Latin America and Asia are the two leading regions for medical travel.
  • A 2013 MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that Mexico and India respectively have the highest demand for medical tourism.

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