Planning a medical trip should be done with more care than planning a leisure trip. In our modern world, there are many people opting for medical treatment abroad and you can find on the internet about many healthcare providers doing the medical tourism services. But how to know which one will be of the best value for you? Instead of diving into the pool of information and getting lost, you can read here and get to know the important factors that you have to see before taking up a medical trip.
Medical Tourism Provider or Facilitator:
“A medical tourism service provider is one who will serve as a bridge between you and the healthcare service provider in a foreign land”
The first step in choosing a good medical tourism service provider is by analyzing their working module and the types of services offered by them. You don’t want someone to get you into another country for medical treatment and leave you on your own accord, do you? So check if they guide you in all stages – while making the plan for the medical travel, arranging travel to and from, taking care of accommodations, assisting you during the stay, and post-treatment follow-ups.
The immediate next step will be to check their partnership with best hospitals and doctors, association with diagnosis centers and other alternative medical treatment providers, pre- and post-treatment services, credibility and expert assistance in choosing best treatments.
“Look for International Accredited healthcare service providers”
The medical tourism industry is booming and many countries are becoming a medical tourism destination with hospitals accepting international patients. You can be assured that the hospital on your radar is of international standard by looking at their international healthcare accreditation. The organizations that provide the International Healthcare Accreditation will certify hospitals, primary care centers, and ambulance services. For example, United States has Joint Commission International (JCI), India has National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and UK has QHA Trent Accreditation. Some organizations like the JCI have expanded their range and accredit hospitals outside their own country, thus providing ‘international healthcare accreditation’. It means, if you find a hospital outside the US with JCI accreditation, it means that the hospital’s quality is of international standard.
“Best doctors will be at best hospitals. Simple!”
The most important thing to check is that the doctor who is going to treat you is qualified enough. The medical tourism provider filters the long list of doctors and has the best among them who are linked to the best hospitals. They even put you in touch with the doctor prior to the medical travel so that you can get all your queries answered. This way you can be sure that the doctors are as good as they claim to be.
“Get into your favorable place”
Choosing the medical tourism destination can also be considered important because even though the hospital maybe of high-standard, there is no use in being in a country that is not very favorable to you. Check the country’s weather, infrastructure, the hotels for accommodation, the navigation through the city, and the culture. Language may not be an issue as the hospitals provide translators. If you have plans to explore the country after the medical treatment, then you need to consider the language too.
All these factors must be checked before you embark on your life-changing journey. If you have a need to get any medical treatment, we are ready to assist you and help you get the total value. Contact us