Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1525 , Segment 2

Episode: American Faith & COVID, Amazon Tribes, Ratatouille Musical

  • Feb 2, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 17:22 mins

Every year, millions of Americans travel out of the country to get medical procedures–from dental work to heart surgery. These so-called “medical tourists” are often in search of a cheaper option. But as US hospitals stop elective procedures during the pandemic, medical tourists may be going to other countries for medical treatment. David Vequistis-a leading expert on medical tourism-founded the Center for Medical Tourism Research at the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas.