Tackle The Fears That Prevent Medical Travel Abroad

Door Allyson3james gepubliceerd op Wednesday 13 December 08:12

Overview

Many patients who are interested in medical travel abroad may not be equipped with the right information about this industry. You may think that you have done enough research about it but may still fall prey to the fears of medical tourism that may not be justified. So, stop unpacking your backs and read on to tackle your fears about medical travel abroad.

What If I Experience Cultural Shock In A New Environment, Rendering It Inhospitable?

Most hospitals and clinics in countries like India, Singapore, and Malaysia are popular medical tourism destinations offer personalized healthcare which takes into consideration the patient’s cultural background and ethical concerns. The specialized services include everything from medical treatment to hospitality, cater to the patient’s needs and are sensitive to their cultural differences to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible.

I Might Get Sick With The Local Food Or Die Of An Allergic Reaction!

The hospitals around the globe strive to serves healthy and hygienic food. In case you suffer from food allergies, take copies of your medical records that mention any allergies and prescriptions which describe the medicines you take along with the dosage. Most overseas hospitals have food and hospitality services which cater to the patients from different parts of the world. If you are not satisfied with the local food then you could always request for food to be prepared differently.

Low Costs Of Healthcare Must Mean Low Quality.

The low labor wages and low taxation in the developing countries are the primary reasons why healthcare costs are lower as compared to the developed nations. The Governments in most developed countries such as India and Malaysia are constantly working to make the medical tourism a profitable sector. This has increased the competition among different countries and between the different hospitals. Further, this healthy competition lowers the cost of medical care.

The Joint Commission International (JCI) is an important body of organization involved in the accreditation of hospitals across the globe to ensure an optimum standard of service. There are over 836 JCI accredited hospitals in the world with Asia have majority of such hospitals. Hence the quality of healthcare overseas is not compromised given that the hospital you choose follow the standards of quality care while offering treatment at affordable costs.

I Don’t Trust The Qualifications Of Medical Professionals Abroad.

The medical professionals in India are mostly educated and trained in the Western countries such as the UK and the US. Before traveling to a particular medical tourism destination, it is advisable to cross reference the credentials of the doctor who will treat you. It is advisable to access the profiles of doctors through credentialing services such as the American Medical Association’s online credentialing services or through the online databases such as by the Medical Council of India.

The accredited hospitals check the efficiency and the background of their doctors before hiring them. The medical professionals in the internationally reputed hospitals across the globe are qualified due to the rapid growth in the educational institutions in various parts of the world and the rapid migration.

What If A Long Flight After My Surgery Causes Blood Clots?

The patients recovering from a surgery are advised not to travel by flight for up to two to six weeks after the treatment. The flight travel post surgery will depend on the nature of the surgery undergone. Most of the hospitals catering to the international clientele offer luxurious recovery services enabling the patients to relax comfortably after their medical treatment without the need to rush back home as soon as their surgery is over.

What If I Don’t Know The Local Language And Misinterpret Any Medical Advice?

Doctors in countries like India and Thailand are trained in the Western countries and are fluent in English. Most of the hospitals also take efforts to hire multilingual staff to traverse the language barrier with the non-English speaking patients. Many hospitals have the in-house translators to help patients from different parts of the world communicate and understand the medical procedure well.

 

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