Medical Tourism At IWHTA

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International Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association is a US based non profit organization. A collaboration of Hospitals, Doctors, Healthcare Service providers and volunteers association reflects the best interest of international patients and its members.

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Medical Tourism At IWHTA

  1. 1. “ International Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association” A USA based international organization promoting Global Healthcare travel.
  2. 2. <ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul>Medical Tourism/Healthcare Travel
  3. 3. What is Medical Tourism? <ul><li>Tourism or travel involving medical surgery, healthcare treatment, elective procedure or alternative wellness treatment coupled with a recuperation period in an exotic destination is termed as Medical Tourism. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why will one travel for Medical Treatment ? <ul><li>Necessary or advanced medical surgery unavailable in home countries </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery if available has very long waiting period. </li></ul><ul><li>Given the healthcare model the difference in cost of surgery developed and developing countries could be 1/3 rd . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why will one travel for Medical Treatment ? <ul><li>Highly qualified surgeons and physicians deliver surgery outcome equivalent to that of home country, perhaps the low cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Required treatment is uncovered in health insurance plan. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who opt for Medical Travel? <ul><li>Uninsured individuals from western world/ developed countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Patient waiting since long for medical treatment in countries with govt funded healthcare model. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who opt for Medical Travel? <ul><li>One whose employer is not attached to group health plans. (To reduce their healthcare expenses) </li></ul><ul><li>Advance medical treatments like stem cell </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals from countries having insufficient or inadequate healthcare infrastructure/ certified physicians/ improper surgery outcome. </li></ul>
  8. 8. When will one travel for Medical surgery? <ul><li>An individual needs to be operated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At world class medical facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By a highly qualified professional, having remarkable post surgery outcome. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But at the cheapest possible cost. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. When will one travel for Medical Travel? <ul><li>An individual sufferings are unbearable and needs acute care at the earliest. </li></ul><ul><li>An individual bearing surgery cost out of his own pocket </li></ul><ul><li>An uninsured individual is looking for unavailable non emergency elective surgery. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where should one go for Medical Travel? <ul><li>Globalization has broaden the choice for medical surgery, but it depends on certain factors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The physical condition of an individual (Flying hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of surgeon, doctor or physicians. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of surgery in selected destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destination with wide choice of tourist places for post surgery recuperation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative cost advantage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality committed and certified medical facilities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Want to know more on medical tourism? <ul><li>Simply log on to http://www.iwhta.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Email us at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Join our weekly newsletter Click here </li></ul>

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