USA outbound medical travel market report


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"In 2014, an estimated 1.2 million or more Americans will seek medical care outside of the United States. By 2017, that number may grow to more than 15 million patients and more than $228 billion"

That's a quotation from a recent paper, Florida Medical Tourism,  published by an "independent government watchdog" in the USA.   Read the statement again. Is this believable? Can this be true? Should I base my marketing strategy and investment in medical tourism on this data?

The new report from IMTJ, "The USA outbound medical travel market: an in-depth analysis" looks behind such claims and uncovers the reality of the US medical tourism market. It provides the insight  you need to improve your chances of success in attracting American medical tourists.

Written by medical tourism industry specialists, Irving Stackpole and Elizabeth Ziemba and edited by Keith Pollard from IMTJ, the new report provide a comprehensive analysis of what's going on in the US healthcare sector and how this is impacting the flow of US patients abroad. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the size and nature of the US medical travel market... Does anyone really know?
  • What medical services are US patients most likely to seek abroad?
  • How do US healthcare consumers make decisions about treatment abroad?
  • How do healthcare consumers select foreign providers?
  • How should you position medical travel services for the US consumer market?
  • What are the opportunities within the US insurance market for overseas hospitals and clinics?
  • What has been the impact of the Affordable Care Act on demand for healthcare in other countries?
  • How should you do business in the USA?
  • What do US consumers and businesses expect from international healthcare providers?

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Rain or shine?... The outlook for medical travel

Resources, 05 July, 2018

Irving Stackpole, Stackpole and Associates, IMTJ Summit 2018

International Medical Travel – Telehealth & Telemedicine Innovations

Resources, 30 April, 2018

Irving Stackpole, Stackpole & Associates, IMTJ Medical Travel Summit USA 2018

Will medical travel ever make it to the mainstream?

Resources, 30 April, 2018

Irving Stackpole, Stackpole & Associates, IMTJ Medical Travel Summit USA 2018

Argentina medical tourism

Articles, 14 June, 2017

It takes more than two to tango in medical tourism

The dynamics of medical travel

Resources, 01 May, 2017

Irving Stackpole, Destination Health: The Medical Travel Summit USA

Domestic medical tourism opportunities

Resources, 01 May, 2017

Irving Stackpole, Destination Health: The Medical Travel Summit USA

How to improve your medical tourism marketing

Resources, 26 April, 2017

Irving Stackpole, Stackpole and Associates, IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2017

Rational approach to medical tourism

Articles, 20 February, 2017

What we need... is a reasonable, rational approach to medical tourism

Slow progress for US medical travel

Articles, 07 June, 2016

Why have US employers failed to adopt medical tourism?

The role of destination brand on medical travel choice

Resources, 26 May, 2016

Irving Stackpole: IMTJ Summit 2016

Outlook of the US medical travel market

Resources, 26 May, 2016

Irving Stackpole: IMTJ Summit 2016

Are you insured for medical travel?

Articles, 19 May, 2016

The US health insurance market and medical travel: Separating fact from fiction

Where have we got it right… and where have we gone wrong?

Resources, 15 April, 2015

Irving Stackpole: IMTJ Summit 2015

Don't get fooled

Articles, 12 July, 2013

Getting the best returns from conferences and trade shows

Conjoint Analysis

Articles, 22 October, 2012

A research tool for medical tourism

Ten Terrible Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Resources, 01 May, 2012

Irving Stackpole: EMTC 2012

Medical reform

Articles, 02 December, 2011

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for medical tourism?



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