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Dr. Prem’s Guidebook – Medical Tourism – Glossary of Terms

Dr. Prem’s Guidebook: Top Medical Tourism Destinations Glossary of Terms Accreditation – There are several organizations that accredit hospitals, which means that the hospitals have reached a certain set of standards which are reached by self-assessment and external peer assessment process used by health care organizations to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to ...

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Other items for a travel medicine kit

There are lots of other items that may be included in the travel medical kit. You should take note of the fact that the list may vary in accordance to the destination and the kind of activities you intend to indulge in during the course of your travel. Some emergency tablets like paracetamol or aspirin, which are well known analgesics ...

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Essential items for a travel medicine kit

Essential items for a travel medicine kit While preparing for your travel medicine kit, it is essential to pack comprehensively. Since several developing countries might have inadequate medical facilities that can provide round-the-clock care, you should try and be as prepared as possible. Thus, to cover minor medical requirements you should pack the medical kit with care. Here is a ...

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Importance of immunization in travel medicine

Vaccination is an important step towards protection against a number of infections. But while undertaking immunization, it is mandatory to consult a certified doctor. It is also recommended that you specify the current medical condition and the destination of medical tourism, so that the doctor can determine the necessary vaccinations. The process of vaccination usually consists of a few steps. ...

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Protecting against infections for travel medicine

Infections can occur due to many reasons. In some cases an allergy could potentially trigger serious infections if it is ignored. Additionally, many different types of microbial organisms are active in different parts of the globe. These vectors carrying diseases are responsible for a number of health-related conditions. It is important to note that if these illnesses are not treated ...

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Resources medical tourists can use to prepare for travel medicine

The CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) have a comprehensive database for all travel-related medical considerations. Additionally, the ISTM (International Society for Travel Medicine) and ASTMH (American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) carry the latest knowledge on the safe practice of travel medicine. The complex nature of travellers and the care they need ...

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Preparing for travel medicine

The preparation involves seeking and understanding all pre-travel considerations for that particular destination. The medical traveller should be aware of the destination-related diseases, and measures to be taken in case of emergencies. In addition to this, all medical tourists should prepare a travel medicinal kit along with the other essential things that you are carrying with you to the foreign ...

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Introduction to travel medicine

More than 800 million patients travel abroad for various kinds of treatments. Since international boundaries are crossed more frequently, it has become necessary for potential medical tourists to seek pre-travel advice. As part of this advice, patients will be recommended to take precautionary measures to prevent them from contracting a foreign disease or infection. There is a long list of ...

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