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Does culture affect international hospital accreditation?

Dr. Alan Fletcher, Director at QHA Trent Accreditation, is today's guest contributor.

Hospital systems and services around the world are broadly similar and therefore the application of quality standards, whether QHA Trent or another, must be consistent to have international credibility.

Wherever one goes in the world, a country’s culture may be different from another, but patients in both countries have the same ... Read article.


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What is Medical Tourism? gives you, in plain English, clear and useful explanations of the words and phrases of “medical tourism.”

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Longer UK Wait Lists Create More Medical Tourists

More medical tourists from the U.K. may be forced to go outside the country for cataract surgeries, weight loss surgery, and hip and knee operations.

Nearly all of U.K.’s health care regions have purposely made waiting lists longer by restricting the number of procedures they perform. 9 out of 10 National Health Service ... Read article.


6 Ways to Get Terrific Testimonials From Medical Tourists

Do you want great testimonials from medical tourists? Do you want stronger patient loyalty in internet chat rooms?

Here are 6 ways to improve a medical tourist’s satisfaction with your services and get you the testimonials that will set your brand apart from your competition.

A positive testimonial from former patients on your website or as part of your welcome package means more to new patients than ... Read article.


What is medical travel?

“Medical travel” is not the same as “medical tourism.”

“Medical travel” is a phrase long preferred over “medical tourism” by health care leaders, hospital managers and medical professionals.

Most have reluctantly accepted the term “medical tourism” but many continue to dislike it because they feel it trivializes the process of ... Read article.