Summer's finally here, which means hordes of travelers are packing
planes in search of fun and sun. But many others are instead grabbing their
passports to get some medical care.
About 7 million people travel abroad each year seeking everything
from dental work to weight-loss surgery to cancer treatment. That's fueling an
industry worth as much as $40 billion, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a
publisher of international medical travel guidebooks.
To attract foreign patients, many countries are touting
their medical technology, low prices and safety standards. So what are the top
destinations for medical tourism?
Special Report: Medical Technology: Electronic Health Records