‘They Have a Credit Card or They’re Paying Cash’

Medical tourism is a cutthroat business. According to US-based Patients Beyond Borders, some 14 million patients worldwide visited overseas hospitals and clinics in 2016. The commercial intensity has much to do with the cash infusion at stake. So there is little surprise that Tucson—home to medical science-oriented University of Arizona—wants to get into the game. … Continue reading ‘They Have a Credit Card or They’re Paying Cash’

Medical Tourism Goes Beyond Cosmetics

The new frontier in hospitality is medical tourism. Think more about orthopedics and ophthalmology and less about plastic surgery. The industry currently totals some $439 billion in size, with estimates reaching to $3 trillion over the decade ahead. For context, that target is roughly 7-to-8 times the size of the global smartphone sales today. Top … Continue reading Medical Tourism Goes Beyond Cosmetics