Medical Tourism has helped many people across the globe in getting treatment from some of the best hospitals. It has also been a great way of getting quality healthcare for those who are uninsured or under insured. What this means is, traveling abroad to any foreign country of choice which has hospitals with state-of-the art facilities and can help the traveler seeking healthcare which may be from cosmetic surgery or dental care or may be for any other healthcare – such as cancer treatment, heart/cardiac surgery, obesity surgery, gastric by-pass surgery, eye surgery etc. by highly skilled surgeons in the world but at a fraction of the cost what would normally be priced in the U.S., U.K., Canada, or any other country.
Medical tourism is also for those who need to wait for their turn to get treated for serious illness and the patient cannot wait that long waiting list to be treated. It has been reported that a startling 47 million Americans have no sort of medical insurance. Most uninsured Americans are self-employed have been fleeing to Asiatic destinations like India, Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand for medical services. Patients suffering from life- threatening physical ailments may not be able to afford the cost of treatment in the US. However, even a delay in the treatment may mean death in such cases. Medical tourism has been a blessing to such uninsured patients who can get quick medical service by just paying a fraction of what they would pay back home.
Countries like India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and other Asian countries are great medical tourism destinations offering low costs with high quality treatment.
Who benefits from medical tourism?
Medical tourism is chosen by many across the globe for its benefits which may be cost or quality healthcare providers or those who cannot wait for long wait list period. Benefits are also for those who are uninsured, underinsured. Those seeking elective surgeries like cosmetic / plastic surgeries are also benefited on costs. And those who cannot claim Social Security, Medicare or Medical aid also benefit from medical tourism.
Benefits of medical tourism.
Incredible savings: 60% to 70% cost on major healtcare procedures
High quality care: Hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities and international accreditation with doctors, physicians, surgeons who are of quite repute.
Immediate service: No wait-lists, and having access to the required care immediately.
Convenience: Scheduling appointments with hospitals, travel agencies, boarding and lodging, planning vacation, easy processing of patient visas etc.
Medical Tourism in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other Asian countries not only help the person to save cost in healthcare spend, but also gives a good recuperation time, a nice vacation time. These facts makes a great choice for the patient to become a medical tourist.