The United States has a reputation for high quality healthcare and scientifically advanced treatments to cure a wealth of conditions; therefore, it is no surprise that tens of thousands of foreigners travel to the United States for medical care every year. What is surprising, though, is that almost ten times as many Americans travel abroad as medical tourists.
Medical tourism is a huge industry that only continues to grow. It is projected to grow at a rate of 40 percent every year, doubling by the year 2015. Countries around the world specialize in various areas of healthcare and are sometimes able to provide high quality care at a lower cost than the patient’s home country. Due to the economic benefits, Americans are going abroad in high numbers to receive treatments for life threatening illnesses and critical injuries, which they wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise.
To travel safely back to their home countries after undergoing treatments, patients are choosing international air ambulance medical transportation. Due to the explosive growth of medical tourism, hospitals and healthcare providers in countries with major medical tourism industries have adapted to the demand. Hospitals across a number of countries have started marketing to international patients and have also dedicated a portion of their hospital resources solely to arranging air ambulance medical transportation for patients.
While air ambulances can be expensive, the cost of traveling abroad coupled with the low cost of treatment in another country can be significantly lower in price than healthcare at home. In addition to lower overall costs, reserving medical transportation following your procedure will also ensure that you arrive home safely.
At International Life Flight, our aircrafts are built to keep patients safe and comfortable for the duration of the flight. All essential medication, medical equipment and certified personnel will be onboard, so you can rest at ease knowing you will be in the best care during transportation. We conveniently fly to any location around the world, so arrange a flight with us today. To learn more about International Life Flight and reserving air ambulance medical transportation, contact us online or call (800) 538-9875 to speak with a representative.