Thailand is gaining a reputation in Asia as a medical hub. In 2009, the number of foreign patients treated in Thailand reached 1.4 million, of which over 60% were fly-ins. Thailand’s wide range of hospitals are a draw for patients, evidenced by continuous growth of foreign patients from around the world.
Patients cite the high standard of care and technology, internationally trained medical professionals, competitive costs associated with care, and the level of warmth and customer service they receive from the healthcare system as reasons to come to Thailand. In addition, Thailand’s rich culture, pleasant surroundings, and comprehensive infrastructure contribute to its appeal.