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Medical Travel Guide

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What is Medical Travel

Medical Travel is the practice of travelling to another country in order to receive medical treatment. This treatment can include heart surgery, breast implants, hip replacement, dental workrehabilitation and cosmetology. Depending on the location and procedure, a medical vacation can cost 50%, 30%, or even 10% of what you would pay at home.

Even when you factor in air fare, hotels, travel insurance, car rentals, shopping, and dining, many medical vacations are considerably more affordable than domestic health care. One major example of this is: a heart valve operation that might cost$100,000 in the U.S.could cost well under $10,000 in a country such asIndia, where lower labour costs help to drive down the price significantly. The same is true in the popular medical tourism destinations such as, Turkey, Thailand and some other Eastern European Countries such as Ukraine, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Of course cost may not always be the priority and in cases such as these, a great many people choose from a wide selection of alternative treatments and more advised options from places such as the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

Medical tourism can also be a viable option when there is either no medical insurance in place or with a limited policy. As the price of healthcare services increase, the range of treatments and procedures that health insurance policies cover will decrease. These deductibles from a health insurance policy may prove to be more expensive than the price of going overseas for treatment. This is why people who simply cannot afford health insurance, choose travelling abroad as a justifiable alternative.

Facts about Medical Travel

Whatmakes this so economical, is there a scam in this business?

Due to the low prices of medical procedures and surgery abroad, some people worry that medical travel might be fraud or a scam. The main reason behind the low prices of medical treatment abroad is the low cost of labour in the popular medical tourism destinations.

We at Tawafuq Medical ensure that all our affiliates and service providers acquired accreditation from well known international organisations such asQHA Trent Accreditation JCI, Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation CCHSA, Australian Council for Healthcare Standards International, ACHSI, JCAHO and ISO to express their dedication to excellence.

Although the treatments are relatively inexpensive, all our choices for surgical procedures are performed by well trained experts who are using state of the art technology. In addition, the lower costs of malpractice, insurance and administration in other countries also contributes to the low prices of overseas medical procedures.
More importantly, many of the doctors and surgeons who offer healthcare services to international patients are trained and certified in western countries, such as United States and Great Britain.

Some institutes and medical Centres are members of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), which is a federal agency that gives leadership and financial support to researchers in the field of medicine and health.
Immediate Service
Another advantage of medical tourism is the immediate access to health care services. For those who reside in countries with public health care systems, medical tourism offers them the chance to be placed on the priority list. When dealing with matters of health, waiting is not always an option.
Improved communication,services and travel opportunities
We at Tawafuq Medical ensure that all procedures performed abroad will be scheduled through our system to ensure that all required information, clarifications and help are done prior tothe departure of the patient and /or the family.

Primarily, medical tourism is about obtaining medical care, but an added advantage of this service is having the opportunity to travel tomany parts of the world. Our patients and their accompanying guests will have the opportunity to discover the area and experience some of the culture of their chosen destination. We can include a full bespoke service ready to meet with all your needs whilst en route. This could be a shopping trip, sightseeing, or even a spa day full of pampering. We can recommend and assist you with any choices you would like to make.
Cost comparison
Below you will find a cost comparison of the various destinations comparing to the US market

Reference: * Medical Tourism: Global Competition in Health Care Devon M. Herrick- National Center for Policy Analysis.

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