Medical travel is more than finding a good hospital that offers extras like hotel bookings, airport pickups, international television channels and familiar foods.
Medical tourists have come to expect these extras, and many medical providers are more than happy to provide these extra comforts for them.
If only that was all that’s needed for medical travelers to get good outcomes and return safely home.
This list of leading hospitals for medical tourism is issued by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance to help patients, hospitals, and medical travel companies better understand the important factors that create an outstanding medical experience for a medical tourist.
Criteria for selecting the Top 10
All 10 hospitals on this list of the World’s Best Hospitals for Medical Tourists™ provide medical treatment and care for medical travelers that is of the highest quality and with advanced technology.
All have outstanding local and regional reputations.
Many of these top 10 hospitals have international accreditation from any of several health care accreditation companies. Others may not have international accreditation but have stellar international reputations and other qualifications for medical quality and patient safety.
Quality of treatment and care for medical travelers goes beyond accreditation, high tech equipment and luxurious settings.
What creates outstanding medical treatment and care abroad?
When MTQUA representatives review hospitals 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