Reasons U.S. adults had traveled abroad for medical treatment 2019, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the United States who had traveled abroad specifically for medical treatment for select reasons as of June 2019, by gender. It was found that 69 percent of females who had traveled abroad specifically to receive medical treatment had done so because it was less expensive to receive treatment abroad than in the U.S.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who had traveled abroad specifically to receive medical treatment for select reasons as of 2019, by gender

MaleFemaleTotal
It was less expensive to receive treatment abroad than in the U.S .54%69%61%
I thought I would get higher-quality treatment if I went abroad 60%27%46%
I don't have health insurance in the U.S. and thus was unable to get treatment here17%16%16%
Medical professionals in the U.S. were unwilling to give me the treatment I wanted10%11%10%
Other4%7%5%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 25 to 26, 2019

Number of respondents

80 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All US adults who have gone abroad to receive medical treatment

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Which, if any, of the following are reasons why you chose to travel abroad to receive medical treatment? Please select all that apply.

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