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Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

by TCRN STAFF ,  The CostaricaNews.com | 2012-12-17

Costa Rica Medical Tourism leads Central American counties as a the Medical Travel Destination of Choice. Medical Tourism in Costa Rica has seen significant grow over the past decade, and many experts expect to see even greater growth as issues like US health insurance through Obamacare come into play.

Costa Rica medical tourism has accounted for approximately 48,000 procedures in the past year and with the new medical travel business coming on-line everyday it can be difficult to ascertain which information and broker services are best suited to provide potential medical tourists with the quality service they require.

Costa Rica was ranked 36th by the World Health Organization (WHO) which was higher than the U.S., dominated the list amongst the Central American countries for as a medical travel destination.

PROMED (International Promotion for Costa Rican Medicine) has reported significant rise just from 2009 to 2012 with a 20% increase recorded.

With approximately 1300 new businesses in the medical travel sector in Costa Rica already registered, JCI accredited hospital Clinica Biblica recently announced a $40 million dollar hospital in Guanacaste designed to handle medical tourists arriving in the Liberia International airport which has been steadily increasing its access to USA cities.

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