May
15

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Medical tourism and the place it has for brokers

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Healthcare has become a global option nowadays with many employers opting for medical travel aka medical tourism in order to purchase health care services for their employees from medical facilities located in other countries. This approach would help the employer buy health care services in bulk at lower costs in addition to offering their employees the option of a complimentary travel. It would also benefit patients who can get lower claims with better medical outcomes. In addition to this, the hospital involved in this agreement would get more patients for a specific treatment. This direct collaboration between employers and health…

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May
13

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Medical tourism – An elixir to global healthcare

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Medical tourism is on the upsurge since last so many years. The phenomenon has been popularized world over as something for which Wealthy Americans fly to other nations to seek medical treatments at lower costs. This one feature is selling medical tourism as hot cakes globally. By providing high quality services at low prices to the patients from other countries, the medical tourism destinations have made good money out of it. Now, medical tourism has become a good source of moneymaking for the host countries. They work for the betterment of patients worldwide who do not get satisfying medical facilities…

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May
1

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Medical tourism and cancer fighting robot

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Medical tourists diagnosed with prostate cancer who are considering surgery may first want to ask their physicians about popular robot and then talk their facility providers about the medical tourism vacations in the Caribbean. The stunning beaches and mountains make the Caribbean a perfect medical tourism destination. Now, medical tourists will also find the first robotic surgery institute among the 13 regional island nations. The Samadi Robotic Institute opened in the Dominican Republics, which will feature a state-of-the-art and many arms of robot will allow doctors to perform delicate procedures. This will include removal of prostrates, gallbladders, wombs, repair of…

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Apr
29

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Knowing the hidden costs of medical tourism

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A lot of us stick to the prices that are attached to products and services without really knowing that there are various peripheral taxes and charges that will add on at the end.  Medical tourism is a complex industry wherein many components come into play, which gives it a lot of potential to carry hidden costs that can make your experience rather terrible.  Here are the possible factors that can lead to hidden costs or have implied hidden costs that the foreign patient must take care of: Complications that arise unexpectedly: We normally do not give this factor a serious…

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Apr
27

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Growing medical tourism posing a threat to the US

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What is medical tourism? Medical tourism is also called as health tourism. Medical Tourism is where people travel from one country to another country to obtain medical treatment. Reports say that medical tourism has become a national industry in many countries. In this article, we will go through the reasons behind the popularity of medical tourism and its effects on the US. Some years back people from the Third World Countries travelled to developed countries like the UK, USA and other European countries for treatment. The travel was due the lack of medical facilities and lack of medical doctors in…

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Apr
26

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New Zealand emerging as medical tourism destination

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Medical tourism is one of the most happening businesses in the present world scenario. As days go by, it is felt the human dependency on the field of ‘Medicine’ is increasing. Human have become so sensitive that even a cough/cold would ring alarm bells and the patient feels that he/she is suffering from some serious illness. This type of phenomenon is more predominantly seen in developed countries. In the presence of such high demand for medical treatment and the strict health care norms, certain developed countries have, resulted in the rapid increase of prices of medical treatment. New Zealand is…

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Apr
24

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Jacksonville’s economy receives a boost through medical tourism

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Jacksonville is a great place to be in, as there is a lot to do from making a trip to the Disney World to visiting the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.  Not only is Jacksonville the destination for avid tourists but it equally doubles up as the best destination for specialised medical treatment.  Jacksonville is particularly known for its cancer treatment facilities at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute and many patients are referred there. Of course, Jacksonville has a number of tourist attractions, such as the Gator Bowl, the golf courses and the zoo, which have given the economy…

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Apr
23

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Can Canada offer economic medical facilities

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The demand for medical treatment is so huge that at times it is near to impossible for a reputed hospital attend to all its patients. It is not necessarily true that the cost of medical treatment is always high in the developed countries and comparatively less in the developing or under developed countries. Best Bargain The simple law of finding the best bargain is also applicable in the field of medical treatment where patients seek a place for treatment where the price is comparatively less but at the same time, the facilities provided are of excellent standard. We witness that…

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Apr
23

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Best medical destinations for Spinal Fusion

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A spinal injury is one of the major problems faced by quite a lot of people in the present generation. One of the main reasons is the current working culture. Gone are the days when man used to work hard and working hard meant physical work. This kind of physical work indirectly helped in avoiding spinal injuries. People who are money conscious and are very cautious in spending them often prefer taking treatment in other developing countries. The price of treatment, hospital charges, food, medicine and flight charges inclusive would turn out to be less than the treatment charges being…

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Apr
15

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How to choose the right company for medical tourism

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Medical tourism calls elaborate arrangements. Medical tourism companies help in dealing with the hospital bookings. Besides this, many factors such as postoperative stay, travel bookings and communication between the patient and the medical care unit are also the responsibility of the company dealing in medical tourism. The advantages of hiring medical tourism agents are: Expertise in the area: While it may be difficult for you to know the right people and choose the might hospitals, it is easier for the medical tourism companies to provide you with a wide array of options. Complete package: the companies not only hitch you…

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