Second only to the selection of the surgeon is the hospital. Of course, hospitals are a composite of the administrative practices, medical staff, and equipment. We look for highly-disciplined staff, cleanliness and enforced infection-control procedures. Good recordkeeping is also an essential part of patient care. After all, medication errors are chief component hospital injuries.
Medical tourism is not a new phenomenon. It has been around for decades. However, many more people are taking advantage of it.
Medical tourism has long been practiced by people of North Africa and the Middle East, who visit medical facilities in Bavaria.
Medical tourism has long been practiced by famous Hollywood people visiting spas and clinics in Switzerland.
Medical tourism is being promoted by governments and businesses in many parts of the world.
Medical tourism is growing each year as cost in the US climb and waiting lines in the UK and Canada grow longer.
Medical tourism attracts many people interested in financing their medical treatment abroad. Generally speaking, there are financing options for those participating medical tourism with good credit in their home country. Although EMT does not offer financing, EMT has a list of those resources to share with its clients participating in medical tourism.