This list of leading hospitals for medical tourism is issued by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance. The goal is to help patients, hospitals, and medical travel companies better understand the essential factors that create an outstanding medical experience for a medical tourist.
Medical travel is more than finding a good hospital that offers extras like hotel bookings, airport pickups, international television channels, and familiar foods. As medical tourists expect these extras, many medical providers are more than happy to provide these comforts.
If only that were all that’s needed for medical travelers to get good outcomes and return safely home.
Selection Criteria for the Top 10 Hospitals
Many of these top 10 hospitals have international accreditation from several healthcare accreditation companies. While, others may not have international accreditation they do have stellar international reputations and other medical quality and patient safety qualifications.
However, medical travelers’ quality of treatment and care goes beyond accreditation, high-tech equipment, and luxurious settings.
What creates outstanding medical treatment and care abroad?
When MTQUA representatives review hospitals using the selection criteria for our annual list of World’s Best Hospitals for Medical Tourists, major criteria considered (not listed in order of importance) include:
- Medical quality and outcomes
- International patient management
- International patient marketing
- Value for service
- Patient safety and security
- Attention to the unique needs of the medical traveler
- Political and economic environment
- Partnerships, alliances, and external support