The $6,000 Rule
A good monetary barometer of whether your medical trip is financially worthwhile is the Patients Beyond Borders "$6,000 Rule." If your total quote for US treatment (including consultations, procedure, and hospital stay) is $6,000 or more, you’ll probably save money traveling abroad for your care. If it’s less than $6,000, you’re likely better off having your treatment at home.
The application of this rule varies, of course, depending on your financial position and lifestyle preferences. For some, a $500 savings might offset the hassles of travel. Others might be traveling anyway, so savings considerations are fuzzier.
Excerpted from Patients Beyond Borders World Edition