Warmer climates and a more relaxed way of life is an attraction to many people who are looking to retire overseas. But since health becomes an important factor in the lives of the elderly, many may worry that the health care in other countries does not meet the standard of that in America.
However, medical care in many developing countries is international standard, and can often be extremely affordable. It’s no secret that health care in U.S. is expensive, and not necessarily better than anywhere else in the world. In fact, some places offer the same procedure, by equally qualified surgeons, for less than half the price.
Not only are the hospital fees cheaper, the service in many of these places is much better than you’d expect to receive in the U.S. In one case, a patient Stephen Helming had been seeking medical treatment in Texas where it took him three months to get an appointment. Upon arrival at the hospital it took a further 3 and half hours just to see the doctor.
Helming traveled to Bangkok to seek medical care for the same condition. Within 20 minutes a doctor was available to see him, the same treatment then cost less than half the price it had done in the U.S.
Cases like these are not isolated – bet it reconstructive surgery, cosmetic procedures, dermatology, dentistry, or general health care – and with such tourist destinations as Thailand and India offering first class medical care performed by internationally qualified surgeons, it’s no wonder that more and more Americans are turning to medial tourism for their health care needs.
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