Jul 30th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Medical Tourism: Outsourcing of Healthcare
Medical tourism is growing and diversifying on a global scale. A recent trend shows that people from developed countries are traveling to developing countries for affordable healthcare. The objective of this study was to examine whether the growth in medical tourism will eventually lead to the outsourcing of U.S. healthcare services. The findings show that as long as people in developed countries lack affordable healthcare, medical tourism will continue to grow. There is already an outsourcing of manufacturing, technology and service related jobs. If the U.S. healthcare maintains its status quo it is highly possible that healthcare services may also be outsourced.