Medical tourism offers a unique opportunity for employers to receive significant savings on major
healthcare expenses, such as major surgeries, while providing their employees and dependents a high
level of quality of care.
Many people are offering medical tourism because the half of medical cost, for example, compared in
China, the cost savings is up to 70% of the cost in the U.S. while the quality can be equal to or in some
cases better than the patients would receive in their home countries. American patients who have received
medical care overseas "rave" about personalized treatment and being treated like "royalty" while there.
Many employers are surprised to learn that many people are familiar with medical tourism and a large
portion of them are open to the concept. In a 2009 Gallup Poll, 29% of Americans said they would
consider traveling abroad for medical procedures such as Heart Bypass Surgery, Hip or Knee
Replacement, and Cancer diagnosis and treatment.
People are implementing medical tourism for the following reason:
Savings up to 70% off
Providing alternative choices for their employees
Providing options with better outcomes for certain procedures
Price Comparisons between Shanghai and Other Destinations
Cost Comparison – Shanghai Vs United States of America (USA) & Other Medical Tourism
Destinations. There are significant cost differences between US and Shanghai, also when it
comes to medical treatment in Shanghai, not only for cost saving, but also the waiting time
is almost none. This is due to the outburst of the private sector which comprises of hospitals
and clinics with the latest technology and best practitioners. Listed below is the price
comparison of world's leading medical tourism destinations with USA, Shanghai.