One question was concerned with the key reasons why medical tourist are not opting for medical tourism related services. One hundred and nineteen (119) people responded to this, with 50% of survey participants believing that potential patients are often concerned about complications. Confusion and not receiving complete information were other major issues, while 39% believed that patient finds medical tourism to be a complicated procedure. The most important finding based on these results is that 92% think that medical Tourists find such services beneficial as only 8% voted for the statement that they don’t.
The answers from the respondents to this question clearly suggest that the key to facilitating medical tourism for potential patients is to adequately prepare and reassure them, with 50% believing that patients are concerned about complications.
The preparation list for a medical tourist is extensive and includes researching the treatment options, identifying good healthcare facilities, understanding international accreditations, ensuring pre and post-operative care programs, facilitating the transfer of medical records, trusting online information, understanding cultural and ethical issues, completing legal documentation and identifying support systems. A thorough patient check-list is vital balance score programs as are easy to understand instructions for medical tourism related services. Such information is not readily available.