If you were to consider medical tourism, what would be the first questions that entered your mind? If you’re like most people, your first thought would be on quality. How do you know the facility or the doctor you’ve chosen to treat you is well trained, experienced, and most importantly, certified in his or her country of origin?
First of all, take the time to do your homework. Access medical providers such as PlacidWay.com, a medical tourism provider who offer information on the training, experience and credentials of foreign providers.
Check to see if facilities belong to or have received medical accreditation by some of the most well-known global accrediting organizations such as:
* Joint Commission, the Joint Commission International and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, (JC , JCI, and JCAHO)
*International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
*Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC)
*Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA).
Evaluate medical facilities based on a standard of requirements that must be met in order to receive accreditation, such as:
- Medical staff credentials and training
- Medication Management
- Infection Control
- Environment of Care
- Patient Rights
- Provision of Care Treatment Services
Next, move on to other questions such as:
- Convenience – where is the facility located? How will I get there?
- Customized services – will the facility be able to meet my specific needs?
- Acknowledging risks – what are the risks involved not only traveling to this destination, but of my specific surgical procedure or treatment? Is staff at this facility open and honest about all potential risks of such procedures or treatments?
- Providing unique solutions – will the facility be able to cater their services to meet my specific needs? Are they open to the prospect of working with me to solve my particular problem or issue?
Don’t leave your health to chance. Choose the best medical providers for your care, wherever you roam.