Medical tourism rewards those who choose to travel by providing excellent medical treatment and care at a price they can afford.
But with the rewards come more and greater risks of getting the desired results.
Medical tourism is more than finding a good hospital that offers extras like hotel bookings, transportation services and special foods.
Medical tourists have come to expect these extras, and many treatment centers are more than happy to provide these extra comforts.
Just as traveling for medical treatment to a foreign land cannot be treated like a vacation, neither can it be treated like a visit to your local hospital or clinic.
Medical travel creates risks for patients that are different from those had they been treated at home.
This is not a reason to stay home. This is a reason for those who treat and those who are treated to become smarter and better about understanding the problems, lowering the risks and getting better outcomes.
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