The Sharp Rise Of Medical Tourism

By: Medical91 Tourist91

The dangers of medical tourism and the possible remedies from it

Now a day a lot of people prefers the medical tourism or health tourism to get their treatments regarding their numerous health related problems. But the question of security and reliability comes up almost every time one decides to go to a foreign country for any health check up.

To become sure of this medical facility, it is advisable to consult only those foreign hospitals that have the Joint Commission International (JCI) approval. Some countries also have the approval of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Again countries like Hong Kong have approval of TRENT, while Canadian hospitals have recognition of Canadian Council on Health Services Regulation (CCHSA). It is also advisable to get a thorough research of the medical facilities of that particular country before commencing the journey.

Even after much research, there are some problems that are faced by the tourists. A most common problem is that, often the tourists failed to get an exact designation of the concerned doctors. Thus one must consult various websites and blogs, where experiences of the medical tourists are written. One can get very good information from them.
Often the patients incur heavy damages from the imposters. In these cases, almost no one gets a fair deal because the law of the country of the patient is not imposed in a visiting country. A lot of problems arise in the case of cosmetic surgeries. Again the situation worsens if any health related difficulties arise after the patient reaches his home country.

Sometime, even after taking a long vacation does no good if a patient after a serious surgery undertakes a long flight back to his native land. Even sunbathing is dangerous. It is advisable to take as much rest as one can take in the country where the treatment is going on. The majority of tourists who go for this treatment are from USA, UK, Japan, and Europe etc. Many people choose Thailand and India because these two outsmart everybody in terms of cost, class and competence.

The main reason for the booming medical tourism industry is that one can have these treatments in a much lower price than their home country. For example, the famous hospital in Thailand by the name of Bumrungrad Hospital offers a coronary artery bypass in a cost 1/10th of that of U.S. The infrastructure of the health departments of these countries, the up-to-date machineries, great facilities as well as highly skilled doctors are the primary reason of their popularity. They also have the facilities of quick surgeries in their country, which could have taken the tourist to wait for even one long year in their native countries. South Africa even has wildlife safaris along with the treatment packages.

A website by the name of gives a detailed information about the different medical tourist destination. This website answers to every type of queries that any people can have in his mind while planning for a medical tour to an alien country.

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