Besides Cost, Are There Other Advantages of Medical Tourism?
Cost is the most obvious advantage of medical tourism but it’s not the only one:
Wait times are typically much shorter than you’ll find back home. This is especially true if you come from a country with socialized medicine. For example, there is no wait time to see a specialist at our facilities, you simply make an appointment, show up and the specialist is waiting to see you.
The quality of service is almost always superior to what you’d find back home. With lower labor costs, medical tourism facilities can often hire more support staff than a comparable facility in Canada and USA. Nurse-to-patient ratios are often higher, and many medical tourism patients admit that their experiences are more like hotel stays than typical hospital visits.
With medical tourism, you sometimes have access to procedures that are not available in your home country.
The very act of going abroad is often reward enough for many travelers. They fly to Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta for dental surgery, but they spend the remainder of their time shopping, sightseeing, and trying out new experiences.