page seemed like a good idea eight or nine years ago.
Maybe it is still is, so we leave it on the website. But the offshore medical
school section attracts more attention. Sure, it's nice to know where hospitals
are, and that hospitals are there, but you'd also like to know how they're
rated. You can't ask a taxi driver, and only those who've stayed in a hospital
can give you a unbiased report, if not an objective medical analysis.
Most of us who've traveled extensively, or live overseas, have experienced
hospitals abroad. Some have been a pleasant surprise, with dedicated doctors
who go the extra mile for their patients. Others have been a disaster.
Someone should update this section on a weekly basis, but it's sort of
like the situation with Yahoo and their old directory; they hide it and
hope you won't find it, because it cost money to update it, and it doesn't
make them any money to have it. What good are directories? Google
destroyed their purpose (along with Yahoo), and the directories that didn't
go offline, Google destroyed by putting them on page three of search results.
Who are you going to complain to? We feel there is an important place for
directories still, they might prevent you from having your appendix removed
in a dog and cat hospital in Tegucigalpa, so for that reason alone we'll
leave this page online.
Care in Vanuatu - Travelers
to Vanuatu should also have international medical insurance. International
insurance will cover selected medical costs should there be an emergency
while on vacation – one important item to look for in an insurance policy
is medical evacuation, which will transport patients to major cities in
Australia and New Zealand, such as Brisbane or Sydney. In the event of
a serious accident or trauma, patients will be flown out to such locations
in order to receive necessary treatment from medical centres equipped to
handle serious conditions and traumas. Another important factor in purchasing
medical insurance – especially if you are visiting – is to find an insurance
plan that pays for your expenses to travel home, in the event you need
to leave Vanuatu unexpectedly or sooner than planned. While no one would
like to think of being in a serious accident on vacation or suffering from
a severe ailment or condition, preparation for such an event is always
recommended. Medical evacuations are very costly, so an insurance plan
will help lower potential costs. Residents may purchase private health
insurance from local offices around Vanuatu to cover the costs of medical
accommodations, ambulance, air transportation and treatments. The annual
premium cost of private insurance depends on the age of the individual.
Medical Tourism - Traveling4Health
and EscapeArtist.com have decided to work together to bring you even better
content and a better experience. This site is now a part of the Escape
Artist network, which brings a wealth of information to the expatriate
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solutions for their health and lifestyle. We are an open marketplace, a
non-proprietary model meeting the needs of both providers and consumers.
Members and providers can communicate directly and exchange information
freely. We provide consumers with free tools where they can search data-bases
of providers, destinations, and member profiles as well as user-generated
consumer reviews and articles and reports posted by consumers, providers
and industry experts. Membership for both providers and consumers is free.
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Tourism Fraud Exposed
- Medical Tourism. It’s about matching your medical and dental
needs with the most qualified providers, right? Or is the patient
outcome secondary to making the sale? Expose - Travel agents masquerading
as medical tourism facilitators - Travel agents have no business trying
to do the match-making. Match - making by means of searching for
“best deals” price-wise does not serve the patient well. Agents don’t
have the expertise medical and health care professionals bring to the table
to control the delivery of the service. What a travel agent can do is wrap
a vacation tour around your medical travel, and even then they need to
be subject experts in the specific needs of medical travelers. Convention
Bureaus promoting city destinations - Convention bureaus and their marketing
partners are promoting city medical services to tourists on the basis of
inexpensive procedures and accommodations wrapped in a vacation package.
Some may say that’s all right; certainly promoters and marketers with something
to gain by the sale think that’s all right. I understand it’s the job of
convention bureaus to drive business to their cities. Nevertheless,
that practice puts the burden of selecting a doctor or dentist on the patient
who does not have the expertise to make an informed decision when it comes
to choosing a doctor, dentist, or medical facility and often will choose
on the price of a medical vacation package on the assumption that all doctors
or hospitals are equal in terms of patient outcome.
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