"Every year, millions of people travel for treatment in foreign hospitals because, for example, medical treatment in their home country is not guaranteed or is inadequate, the journey to a medical specialist in a neighboring country is shorter than in their home country, or treatment abroad is significantly cheaper than at home. The cross-border use of medical services is one of the consequences of increasing globalization. Around 30 countries worldwide are heavily involved in the medical tourism segment, and another 70 nations have individual clinics that attract international patients. For years, Germany has been one of the world's leading medical tourism destinations, both in terms of the number of patients treated abroad and in terms of treatment quality and service."
Jens Juszczcak Ⴕ