Industry: Medical Tourism
Title: In 2015, Medical Tourism in Mexico had a value of US$3,302 million dollar
- The attraction of Mexico as a tourist destination for medical treatment is clear and has prompted the US Company Top Doctors to enter this market, which in 2015 had a value of US$3,302 million dollar, according to ProMexico.
- Medical tourism in Mexico consists of surgical procedures and drug treatments, as well as outpatient procedures, which include the stay in hotels and transfer by land or air.
- The agency Patients Beyond Borders reports that in 2012 about 7 million people in the world traveled abroad to receive health services. Patients seek advanced technology, advanced medical approaches, quality care and lower costs.
- The Mexican states with the largest influx of foreigners in search of medical services are: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.
Source: El Economista Newspaper