Deloitte has reported that in 2012 approximately 1,6 million Americans may travel internationally for healthcare, spending billions of dollars. The Medical Tourism Association® recently completed the first ever medical tourism documentary that shows the story of one American, Bob, one of the 50 million Americans without comprehensive health insurance who traveled to Costa Rica for a double knee replacement, saving $80,000. This medical tourism patient documentary shows the patient experience from Bob leaving the United States with his wife, Bob engaging in tourism in Costa Rica, getting his surgery, going through the rehabilitation process and then returning home to the United States. Watch this medical tourism documentary and find out why so many Americans are traveling internationally for healthcare:
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The Medical Tourism Documentary is part of the MTA’s endeavor to initiate several educative measures to acquaint the average medical traveler with important aspects of seeking medical assistance from foreign lands. The documentary provides insight into the high quality of healthcare that Americans and traveling patients worldwide can receive when they travel to a foreign country. This documentary will bring to the notice of global audiences the high quality of healthcare available across several countries and change the image of medical tourism. The MTA has diligently worked on this project for over a year with the sole goal of making available a patient’s actual experience.
Free for public viewing on the official MTA website, the Medical Tourism Documnetary is expected to be watched by patients, employers, insurance companies and medical tourism facilitators. MTA is committed to its mission of elevating the levels of public awareness about medical tourism and works such as these are a demonstration of this. We will continue to work on many more documentaries and other educative tools.
This Medical Tourism Documentary is just one of the many initiatives the MTA has rolled out to educate the public across the world about the potential of medical tourism.
The one hour film traces the experience of an American patient, Bob, who traveled to Costa Rica to undergo a double knee placement in a foreign environment. He not only saves $80,000 but receives an excellent medical attention. His journey becomes even more pertinent as he represents a sizeable breed of first timers who until now had never left the shores of their homeland as they do not have comprehensive health insurance. If you or your hospital would like to be involved in a Medical Tourism Documentary, please email Renee-Marie Stephano at Renee@medicaltourismassociation.com.