Author: Ian Youngman, specialist business writer on medical tourism
Published: June 2012
The report costs £900.
Report summary: The potential of domestic US Medical Travel
An essential independent guide for employers, hospitals, insurers, insurance brokers, employee benefits consultants, travel agencies, medical tourism agencies, consultants, and official bodies.
An independent report by writer and researcher Ian Youngman- a specialist business writer on medical tourism, insurance, health and business. Author of; Medical Tourism Facts and Figures 2012’ and ’The Health Insurance Opportunity-a worldwide study of private health insurance.”
Much has been written on Americans going abroad for medical treatment, and less on people going to the USA for treatment. But the promised “ millions of Americans going abroad for medical treatment” has not happened. Most employers and insurers who looked at medical tourism have turned against sending people abroad.
There is a new trend that insurers, employers, hospitals and specialists are happy with; domestic US medical travel where people go to another state for treatment. This trend is under the radar, with some parts of the medical tourism industry playing it down as it makes their services harder to sell.
Ian Youngman’s “ The Potential of Domestic US Medical Travel “ is the first major independent research report into this subject. The report looks at all aspects of the history, current activity and future potential of the subject.
It looks at how organised domestic medical travel has risen from other attempts at insurer and employer paid outbound medical tourism; cross-border schemes; and why hospitals may find domestic medical travel more attractive than inbound medical travel.
The report investigates what insurers, employers, hospitals, agencies and others are doing.