Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Choosing Your Medical Tour Operator – Your Crucial Considerations

By Alexis Norman Subscribe to RSS | May 22nd 2012 | Views:

A recent study revealed that while USA leads the league of industrial nations with higher health care costs still patients don’t get privileged services matching up to dollar value they pay. Americans shell out the highest bills for physician visits, hospital treatments, surgical procedures and get expensive diagnostic tests like MRIs at a higher than average rate. Today a significant percentage of Americans are obese, diabetic, suffering from cardiac arrest and many require spine, neuro and other orthopedic surgeries. Furthermore approximately 50 million people lack health insurance plan making them vulnerable to eroding their savings on a fairly pricey yet unavoidable medical procedures. In short, this inadequacy of health care industry has fostered a growing trend of consumer availing low cost medical tourism services from several countries of Asia, Latin America and Europe.

For instance some Asian hospitals, under popular medical tourism packages have put forward cosmetic surgery coupled with vacation trip to India or Thailand. Since cosmetic surgery is not covered under most insurance plans, individuals were too enticed to fly Asia for the procedure to avoid high out-of-pocket expenses. Slowly but surely expanding the pack of credible medical tourism agencies and inclusion of more complex process like coronary artery bypass surgery, mitral valve replacement, joint replacement, and herniated disc surgery, this industry is thriving in leaps and bound. Also offshore medical institutions also provides services to simplify the workflow process by transferring medical records for patients across the Pacific, making air and hotel reservations, and hosting patients when they arrive at the destination airport with the help of certified medical tour agent. What’s more they have started to address the concerns of patients by taking care their safety and liability. A few hundred hospitals of once so called third world county have now passed the stringent standard set by JCI – Joint Commission International (JCI), an arm of JCAHO.

Medical tourism companies are spreading their wings across the whole world in addition to their particularly high quality services, which is a fact. But what matters most is this being a non standardized industry having a self regulation in place; it’s difficult to select a perfect medical tour company that suits your need. So while shopping for your medical tour operator you must address the following crucial factors.

1. Certification or Recognition by a Serious Medical Tourism Organization: Well this makes sense. You are not only trying to figure the best medical tourism package but also you need high quality health care.

2. Strong Relationships with JCI Accredited Hospitals: Second and most important factor that gives you peace of mind is JCI recognition. Ask your metical tour operator whether their suggested hospital is one approved by JCI. If not, move on to the new medical tour agency.

3. Pre and Post Procedure Care: Post surgical trauma care has a crucial role in healing. Also getting tale health and tale medicine also makes a lot of sense to ascertain crucial details of the patient's illness, like various symptoms, speed of recovery etc. Care should include pre-operative videoconferencing together with the healthcare team and the required specialist from the respective hospital. Most medical tourism companies are quite diplomatic answering your queries so start marking the red flags before you are sold to them.

4. Travel & Vacation Assistance: Medical tourism, apart from less expensive prices for excellent services, has progressed in the level of popularity also due to the opportunity to travel. Hence, it would be really advisable to look for a medical tourism company that provides voyage and vacation aid. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with visa and travel documents, complete travel information package, airport support arrival/departure, local and international airline bookings etc.

5. Management Team with Medical Background: It is an indisputable fact that since medical tourism companies are in the field of medicine their staff needs to have good enough medical background. Actually, they need to have excellent educational background coupled with empathy to suggest best medical tour for you.

Well it’s a beginning of new era when medical tourism companies are going to end the disparity of high cost and cumbersome health care. The crux of the whole discussion is getting the affordable health care is your basic right and do take time to understand medical tourism services before you proceed for homeland medical procedures.

Alexis Norman - About Author:
World Medical and Surgical is America's most trusted Medical Tourism Services company facilitating Custom-Fit knee Replacement programs for North Americans seeking affordable surgery abroad.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Fitness Articles Subscribe to RSS

The medical nature of steroids needles and their appropriate use
Published by Webmaster on August 17th 2012 | Fitness
Steroids needles for a very long time now have remained a very integral part of the steroids use and...
Panzer believes in professional medical transcription and medical billing cum coding
Published by Panzer Healthcare on July 18th 2012 | Health
Prefer professional medical transcription, billing cum coding that Panzer Technologies offers, as we...
Managing medical information databases through efficient Medical supply inventory Software
Published by John Smith on December 28th 2011 | Health
The field of health care today is experiencing a massive growth and has come to include several area...
Why companies choose to outsource medical transcribers
Published by Dheeru Singh on June 25th 2012 | Fitness
Of the chief reasons why companies decide to outsource medical transcription is because it is cheape...
Best way to negotiate medical bills
Published by Medical Advocate on March 29th 2012 | Health
Your expert medical cost reduction partner, medical bill negotiation, advocates save money on health...
All about PG medical studies
Published by Ravinder on January 27th 2012 | Health
Students aspiring for PG higher medical education have to take many difficult medical entrance exami...
Enjoy advantages of purchasing medical Loupes online
Published by Loupe Direct on July 12th 2012 | Health
The below mentioned article broadly discusses on the benefits of purchasing Loupes online....
Ideal Medical tourism Company
Published by Alexis Norman on December 12th 2011 | Fitness
The Medical travel has seen a parallel growth in the recent years. Once upon a time it used to be ju...
Major medical health insurance Coverage Plans to Reconsider.
Published by Johndy Sons on January 28th 2012 | Health
The insurance policy are usually awake a number durability without losing all your hard-earned funds...
A description of various medical uniforms & scrubs
Published by on May 4th 2012 | Health
n general, nearly all medical professionals need to wear special types of medical clothes; both at t...
Surgical safety in medical tourism
Published by Alexis Norman on February 14th 2012 | Fitness
The surgical safety has been perfected before. So, we thought. With the current crisis in the global...
Malaria is a medical emergency
Published by Book_mydoctor on May 10th 2012 | Health
Malaria is a mosquito born human disease and other mammals. Malaria is the infected disease spread b...
Stay healthy and enjoy rejuvenated lifestyle everyday with bountiful medical supplies
Published by Mike Bate on February 17th 2012 | Health
This article tells you how medical supplies are trying to keep you away from diseases and help you s...
Is my medical alert system covered under Medicare?
Published by Stefanie Jeanne on January 27th 2012 | Health
Rescue Alert is the premiere medical alert system provider and has designed its products and service...
All about PG medical studies
Published by Ravinder on January 27th 2012 | Health
Students aspiring for PG higher medical education have to take many difficult medical entrance exami...
Thailand, a medical hub for surgery
Published by Amber Dorsch on January 23rd 2012 | Health
Going Thailand for plastic surgery is always a good decision because it has lots of advantages of an...
Top advantages of buying medical face shields online
Published by Loupe Direct on May 9th 2012 | Health
Introduction of face shields has been witnessed as a revolution in the medical industry owing to the...
Online medical transcription services and specialists
Published by Dheeru Singh on January 10th 2012 | Fitness
The procedure of online medical transcription involves the online transferring of the recorded manus...
Compounding Pharmacy: Modern day medical science
Published by Cincottachemist on June 24th 2012 | Fitness
By the term compounding pharmacy we mean customized pharmaceutical product to cater to the needs of ...
Malaysia medical supplier also supplies medical to homes
Published by Navi Virl on July 3rd 2012 | Fitness
alaysia is such a big city that it’s impossible to tell you everything about it so I’ll give you...