Len Nichols, PhD, Describes the Benefits of Medical Tourism

Len Nichols, PhD, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) and a professor of Health Policy at George Mason University, describes how medical tourism improves care while lowering costs.

Len Nichols, PhD, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) and a professor of Health Policy at George Mason University, describes how medical tourism improves care while lowering costs.

He says that when comparing performance metrics, people are looking for the most optimal site of care to receive treatment. Some employers, such as those that are self-insured, are contracting with certain providers in order to encourage patients to seek care at specific centers. These contracted providers benefit the patients’ outcomes and lower their costs, something Dr Nichols describes as a “win-win-win.”