Tips to avoid unethical practices during medical tourism

Before selecting a host country, you should aim to compare the facilities available at home and in the host country in terms of rates and quality of services available. You have to ensure whether they make regular checks on infection control, MDR pathogens and if the place has adequate facilities to avoid exposure to exotic/opportunistic pathogens.

One of the main reasons for the violation of these ethics is due to the absence of a governing body that can regulate and implement control over the rules pertaining to the medical tourism sector. Many of us decide on the medical tourism destination primarily due to word of mouth or an internet search, rather than conducting thorough research about the place. There are legitimate websites dedicated to medical tourism that can help you in making the right and most advantageous selection. However, you must be wary that many of these sites also assert their ability to provide the cheapest treatment and may claim to be better than they actually are. Medical tourism is not an easy journey to prepare for, but comprehensive research and asking as many questions as possible can ensure a smooth trip. 

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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