Medical Tourism Advisor and Guide
The concept of a medical tourism (also known as medical travel or health tourism) is not a new one. This type of tourism includes medical services; inclusive of elective procedures and complex specialised surgeries. Countries such as Hungary, Malaysia and Mexico are fast coming to the forefront as provider of world-class healthcare facilities. This may be because people do not find sufficient and accommodating facilities in their countries and that is the reason why they flow out to other countries.
So, what is medical tourism? It was intended to be a catchall phrase to describe a rapidly growing industry where people travel overseas, to obtain medical care. Combine the two into an all-out medical vacation and enjoy!
Indeed, approximately million Canadians claim to be experiencing difficulties in access to care. Their large populations, comparatively high accessibility of wealth and lack of local healthcare options has a lot to do with this surge. The hospitals and clinics advertise the physicians as having been educated in the U.S., hold American Board Certifications, and have many years of experience in their specialty.
This is especially true in popular medical tourism destinations such as India, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea. Because popular medical destinations actively recruit patients from abroad, they do everything they can to eliminate wait times, provide patients with options, and ensure optimal care. Some of these countries are considered best for cardiac surgery, others for orthopedic surgery and yet others for cosmetic surgery. The primary reason behind its surging popularity is better healthcare services at an affordable budget. The previous stereotype of the wealthy Beverly Hills jet-setter flying overseas for cosmetic surgery is no longer then norm. In general, most medical tourists are either uninsured, underinsured or those seeking elective surgeries.
Nonetheless, the cheaper cost of essential medical needs and the attention to the urgency of the health care needs is sure to help medical tourism remain a popular choice in the coming days. Currently more than 20 countries actively promote medical tourism, and this number is growing each year. America or Europe people every where in the world have asked for more affordable packages in health care. Panama and Cuba are also popular because of the proximity to the U.S.