Medical tourism is a new way of doing tourism that is growing every day. More and more people are doing medical tourism; the benefits are quite obvious, at the same time you are taking care of yourself (of your health) you are visiting a different country, a different culture.
Medical care will vary from country to country; for example, some countries are known for having excellent medical care in a particular area; other countries are known for having excellent medical care (and outstanding results) in another area. People engage in medical tourism because they want exceptional results, and they seek the most excellent medical care services. However, some persons arrive at a medical facility, and unfortunately, they can’t meet their expectations. That is why you have to choose the medical tourism facility wisely.
- 1 – International Standards
Both the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association have set strict criteria in the matter of medical tourism. If you want to select a medical tourism facility, you should select one that follows the international standards for medical tourism. The international standards are strict rules, guidelines, and ethics all the hospitals of medical tourism must follow.
- 2 –Worldwide Affiliation
The affiliations of a Hospital can tell a lot about it. Make sure that medical tourism hospital is affiliated with recognized and accredited entities (Harvard Medical School, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, etc.) if that hospital has these type of associations that will be a plus.
- 3 –Feedback
It is very, very important to check feedback from past users of the medical tourism facility where you want to do medical tourism. Make questions, check with previous users, check successful treatments (but do not forget to check unsuccessful therapies as well). By doing this, you will be capable of gaining a better insight into that medical tourism facility, and you will also make sure you are not going to a hospital that does not follow your criteria.
- 4 –Certification
If the Joint Commission International does not certify a hospital for medical tourism, it means that if you decide to visit that hospital to perform some treatment, the risk of seeing your high expectations dropping is very high. All the quality hospitals for medical tourism have to be certified by international organizations like the Joint Commission International.
- 5 –Check the Health Care Professionals
It is not just about the facility; it is also about the professionals working on it. If you are a patient from America, naturally, you want to be treated by health care professionals that can speak your language. You are going to another country to do medical tourism, you are going to a foreign hospital, but this does not mean that you can’t be treated by professionals from America, the UK, or Canada. If you feel more comfortable with American professionals, you can quickly check if that hospital has American health care professionals available to treat you.
By following these simple, although useful tips, you will make sure you choose the right medical tourism facility and that your high expectations will be met.