Come for a New Hip, Stay for Sea World? San Diego Bets on Medical Tourism

November 30, 2017

(STAT News) – It’s got sun, sand, top-flight biomedical research, and highly rated hospitals. But can San Diego really become a hub for medical tourism? City leaders sure hope so. They recently launched a marketing initiative β€” funded mostly by a local philanthropist β€” that aims to attract patients from across the country and around the world. The pitch: Get your hip replaced or your cancer treated by top specialists β€” and then take your family to Legoland or SeaWorld.

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