Key element of a successful medical tourism excursion is the selection of the right hospital or clinic
Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 19, 2008
Medical Tourism Corporation (Med Tourism Co, LLC), an overseas medical treatment facilitation company has released a guide entitled, Choosing the Right International Hospital -- a Medical Tourism Company Perspective.
The medical tourism guide provides:
- Vital Tips on smart preparation for a medical tourism trip that will be convenient & predictable at the hospital destination.
- Ten important points to consider when selecting the hospital for the overseas medical trip.
"Key element of a successful medical tourism excursion is the selection of the right hospital or clinic," according to Deepak Datta, co-founder of Med Tourism, Co LLC.
Medical tourism is the growing phenomenon of people traveling across countries for medical treatment. This may be motivated by medical cost in the home country, quality of medical care, existing medical laws in the home countries or quicker availability of medical care abroad, or even the refusal of home country doctors to perform a specific medical treatment as its perceived risky by them.
Majority of the individuals in the west (United States, Canada, UK, and Europe) who choose medical tourism are: uninsured requiring vital medical care or want expensive elective medical procedures or don't want to suffer the long waits for vital medical care sometimes required in the home country.
The guide educates that some countries are hubs of specific medical expertise. For example, Mexico hospitals are for bariatric surgery, India hospitals are for high tech surgery related to brain, spine, heart & orthopedics, Costa Rica for dental & cosmetic surgery, and Thailand for plastic surgery.
The Medical Tourism guide also informs about what a medical tourism company can and cannot do for a patient. It educates that any medical related decision should be taken with the help of a qualified doctor or surgeon.
Medical Tourism Corporation also has an exclusive Medical Tourism Blog.
About Medical Tourism Corporation:
Medical Tourism Corporation (Med Tourism Co, LLC) is a facilitator of medical treatment at international renowned hospitals. Countries include Mexico, India, Costa Rica, Belgium & Thailand. The company has its headquarter in Plano, TX in the USA. Medical Tourism Corporation podcast provides a good overview of the company's services.
Expert Comments on the Guide
"Medical Tourism Corporation's Deepak Datta has pulled together 10 highly-practical pointers for prospective medical tourists. Anyone traveling abroad for medical care would do well to read this guide," David Williams CEO MedTripInfo. He has 20 years of experience in the international health care field as a management consultant and entrepreneur.
"Going overseas for healthcare does not have to be a crapshoot. There are great facilities and doctors available in many parts of the world and Medical Tourism Corporation's 'Ten Important Points To Consider' is a valuable check list for potential travelers looking to navigate the maze of possible destinations and choosing the best facility for their medical procedure," Brad Cook, International Patients Department Director at Hospital Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
"This guide serves as a good introduction to newcomers to the world of medical travel. The more guidelines patients have, the better questions they will ask to be as informed as possible when they make the decision to leave their local hospitals and doctors for treatment abroad," Maggi Ann Grace, author of 'State of the Heart: A Medical Tourist's True Story of Lifesaving Surgery in India' (New Harbinger Publications, 2007) http://www.stateoftheheart.name
"With the increase transparency regarding the quality of care found overseas, Deepak Datta's Medical Tourism Guidebook gives very practical tools for preparing patients to travel overseas for healthcare," Renee-Marie Stephano, Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Tourism Association, Inc.