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Gallup poll suggests medical tourism is gaining appeal in America

Monday, 18 May 2009

A recent Gallup Poll of 5,050 adults in the United States reveals that more Americans would consider travelling abroad for various health care services. 29% of those surveyed said they would consider travelling abroad for alternative treatments for major medical problems. That number jumps to 40% when asked again but assuming equal quality and cheaper costs. Results for cancer treatments were 24% with no assumptions and 37% with an assumption of equal quality. In addition, results suggest that those without health insurance would be more likely to travel with 51% saying they would consider options abroad, assuming equal quality and lower costs.

For more information about the poll, click the link below:

www.gallup.com/poll/118423/americans-consider-crossing-borders-medical-care.aspx