Americans Travel to Bangkok to Receive Medical Care

Outsourcing medical transcription to the Philippines and India has been one a hot topic for medical transcription service owners for the past couple of years.  And allowing foreign-trained nurses come into American hospitals has been an area of debate for some time in the medical staffing world.  This trend might take even more precedence–the rising popularity of overseas hospitals catering to uninsured and underinsured Americans.One such growing example of this kind of foreign health care facility is Bumrungrad Hospital.  Located in Bangkok, Thailand, half of the 65,000 Americans who went to Bumrungrad Hospital for in-patient or out-patient treatment last year were uninsured U.S. residents who flew across the Pacific for medical care.

Click here to read the BusinessWeek article: Checking into Bumrungrad Hospital.