According to Patients Beyond Borders around 8 million patients from across the world seek treatment abroad each year. Reasons for seeking health care abroad include better treatment, cost, as well as avoiding long waiting lists.
There are many international medical care destinations that offer high-quality services with just an fraction of cost you would pay in your own country. WorldinCare.com helps you find information about health and wellness destinations, healthcare service providers and wellness institutions abroad.
The single biggest reason to seek medical treatment from other countries is the opportunity to save money. Depending upon the country and type of treatment, patient can realize 15 – 85 percent saving over the cost of treatment.
Better quality care
Countries such as India and Thailand have poured billions of dollars into improving their healthcare systems, which are now aggressively catering to the international health traveller.
Even the most robust health insurance plans exclude a variety of conditions and treatments. You, the policyholder, must pay these expenses out-of-pocket. In addition, many policies place restrictions on prescriptions, post-operative care, congenital disorders, and pre-existing conditions.
Some procedures and prescriptions are simply not allowed in your country.
Shorter waiting periods
Some patients figure it’s better to pay out-of-pocket to get out of pain or to halt a deteriorating condition than to suffer the anxiety and frustration of waiting for a far-future appointment and other medical uncertainties.
Easy to contact
Through us you are able to find and contact nursing homes, health spas, medical centres and independent or assisted living facilities operating around the world. You can also contribute by sharing your own experiences and providing ratings on providers. Our reservation service is free. We don’t charge any booking fees or add any administration fees.
Although no medical procedure is 100 percent risk free anywhere in the world, the best hospitals and clinics abroad maintain health and procedural standards equal to, or higher than, those you encounter at your home country.