Are you losing patients to ‘medical tourism’?

By Jennie McKee

AAOS Now explores the growing trend of traveling abroad for medical care

As U.S. healthcare costs continue to increase, many Americans are facing difficult choices. Should a 61-year-old uninsured waitress who needs bilateral knee replacement wait until she’s eligible for Medicare before having the surgery because she can’t afford the $100,000 total cost? Or what about the 46-year-old self-employed construction worker who needs disk surgery, but the $90,000 estimated cost would bankrupt his company?

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