1. Be Frugal- not Greedy:
Unfortunately many patients seems to think that shopping for the better price in medical tourism. Get a decent price. But don't compromise on the quality. Stick with your earlier objesctive. Safe and affordable surgery.
2. Safety comes first:
Again, many patients planning a medical tour, think all the surgeries are same. WRONG!!! There is a reason why medical facilities are accredited in America. The same is truee abroad. The accreditations will evaluate the quality of the hospitals. The hospitals, once accredited, will work extra hard to maintain those accreditations.
3. The ability of the surgeon:
Most of the quality surgeons will typically practice in high quality hospitals. They are typically reluctant to operate in cheap facilities. They don't want to spoil their reputation by associating with these small surgery clinics. Think about it!! You would do the same if you are the surgeon.
4. Don't play around:
Any reputed medical tourism provider would not entertain patients who would play around. They would help you to find better facilities within your parameters. Be clear to yourself, what you want to do. Then find a good medical tourism provider and stick to them.
5. Reward the ethics.:
There are few medical tourism companies that would strictly adhere to the ethics. They are easy to spot and by reawding them, you would help to bring about a much needed change.
Finally remember: Don't be a medical mishap statistic. Instead, do something about it!