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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Medical Tourism - Savings, Shorter Waits, Quality and Relaxing Recovery Are Making It Popular

MedicalTourismGuide.org says that in 2005 over 500,000 Americans went outside of the country for medical procedures. Procedures from cardiac surgeries to orthopedic surgeries cost a fraction of the price that people pay in the United States. For patients who have pre-existing conditions that prevent them from getting medical insurance coverage, medical tourism offers a way out of a situation that can seem hopeless. Twelve reasons why medical tourism is popular are described at the MedicalTourismGuide.org website and you can order a guide on it.

The benefits and risks are explained, and there is a list of the most popular destinations with links to informative websites for each country. The benefits include savings, shorter waits for surgeries, quality and a more relaxing recovery time in the hospital (while here in the U.S. you'll usually have a much shorter recovery time available in the hospital) and luxurious hospital accommodations for both yourself and your companion. The risks include the issue that if something goes wrong you won't have the same situation regarding malpractice suits that you have in the U.S.

It's important to do in-depth research, and if possible get referrals to others who have had similar operations at a facility that you are considering, so you can see if they recommend it. Knowing someone else's experiences in advance can help you plan and prepare.

Checking the hospital's accreditation and the doctor's background can also help you to make an informed decision. You can check with the JointCommissionInternational.org to see which overseas hospitals are accredited.

The savings are so substantial, over paying for surgeries in the United States, that even after paying for the airline flight the savings are still large.

5 comments:

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can save you hours of time and headaches...they'll do all the research as to the highest quality hospital, best surgeon, best cost for your treatment, then make all your medical and travel arrangements. A good company will give you all the background on your selection of hospitals and doctors so you can do independent research to veryify credentials.
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brent said...

You're welcome to visit MedRetreat, a U.S. owned and operated medical tourism service agency, at www.medretreat.com for a more thorough education about medical tourism. MedRetreat was developed to help protect the American consumer when traveling abroad to receive medical procedures.

Patient Health Records said...

This is very helpful sitefor medical tours

Online Doctor Consultation said...

Medical tourism will give excellent services. Though this type of companies are little expensive compare to others but then you get treated by the best doctors in the best hospitals and there services are at bar with the best.

Medical Tourism said...

Here are some tips on choosing the right international hospital and doctor. This will ensure that the medical tourism experience is safe and satisfying.