Every year it is estimated that more than 750, 000 American residents travel outside the country to seek medical care abroad, according an article of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The choice of travelling outside the country of residence for medical care can be for several reasons. Some decide based on price, based on the reputation of the doctor, the reputation of the hospital facilities, the geographic proximity, or particular connection to the country. The article adds: “The most common procedures that people undergo on medical tourism trips include cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and heart surgery.”
A common concern among those who travel for medical care is safety. The role of those who plan and organize medical care abroad, like a medical tourism facilitator, is to ensure people receive the best medical care.
Maintain a clear communication is essential to keep the client confident.
One of the ways to ensure the medical care is safe, and follows international standards is the international accreditation from Joint Commission International. This organization has been accrediting hospitals all over the world since 1994 to ensure consistency, safety and standard rules for medical care. Hospitals and clinics that receive this accreditation follow and maintain strict standards for patient safety, minimizing the risks of medical procedures. A JCI seal of approval means the patient will return home the best way possible in the least amount of time.
Medical Port partnered Hospital Lusíadas Porto and Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa that are accredited by Joint Commission International.
This partnership is a guarantee that our clients will receive the best care they need and the course of their treatment is under the supervision of top professionals. The international accreditation by JCI ensures that patients will be treated with the same quality standards, as they were back home in the United States, in a welcoming and private environment.