United States

About the United States

The United States of America is the world's third largest country in size and nearly the third largest in terms of population. Located in North America, the country is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Along the northern border is Canada and the southern border is Mexico. There are 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Healthcare in the United States

While Healthcare in the United States is typically much more expensive than many destinations, it is still highly desirable due to its advanced medicine.  In recent years there has been much innovation to develop health hubs or clusters built around internationally renowned hospitals like the Mayo Clinic to attract both international and domestic (cross country) medical tourism patients.  As the government looks to legislate more price transparency across US hospitals, the net results may regulate and reduce US hospital pricing to make it more competitive with other destinations.

While international medical tourism has dominated the discussion and media coverage of the fast-growth medical travel industry, the emergence of US Domestic Medical Tourism and its role in advancing sustainable tourism is now generating significant attention. Over the past two decades, the trend of consumer-driven healthcare has given rise to patients traveling beyond their backyards for specialty care not available close to home. Cost-conscious US patients are discovering they can take advantage of wide price disparities without sacrificing quality if they are willing to travel to another part of the USA.

United States Snapshot

Capital CityWashington, D.C
LanguagesEnglish
Form of GovernmentConstitutional Federal Republic
Time ZoneGMT+7 (USA has 6 time zones)
Country Dialing Code+1
CurrencyUnited States Dollar
Global Peace Index 2018High - 6th place

Map location of San Francisco, California