5-STAR MEDICAL CARE
In Thailand, health tourism has been on the rise in recent years. It is estimated that 2.81m people came to Thailand in 2015 for medical treatment, up more than 10% from 2014.
These tourists spent $3bn in the country in 2015, up 15%. Thai health care remains competitive in terms of both quality and price. Thailand has a total of 63 medical hospitals that are Joint Commission International (JCI) certified – more JCI accredited hospitals than any other country in ASEAN and almost double that if India, which large country has 37 JCI accredited hospitals – providing international best practice assurance to medical tourists. Kenya has only 1 JCI Certified Hospital.
LotusCareTravel is specialised in JCI Certified Hospitals in Bangkok and will find the best medical option at the best price at any of its preferred hospitals for your treatment.
Thailand treats more than 2.8 million overseas patients per year, almost 1 million more than India and is one of the top medical destinations in the world.
Thailand Medical Care matches the quality of medical care of the USA at slightly higher prices than India.
61 Thai Hospitals are accredited by JCI, the Joint Commission International
compared with only 37 in India.
In Kenya Agha Khan Nairobi acquired this accreditation a few years ago.
Lotus Care Travel has identified which JCI accredited hospital in Bangkok has the best value in relation to the quality
of the medical care given in its specialty. Not only do we look at the price for a certain procedure, but
Lotus also checks the equipment being used, focusing on MIS - Minimally Invasive Surgery
Techniques: Less Pain, less blood loss, less trauma, less scarring, less injury to tissue and also very important: Shorter Hospital Stay.
Lotus Care Travel works exclusively with JCI Accredited and High-Tech Hospitals: Your Health is Precious!
Thailand is the largest medical tourism hub in total volume and in both high-end and low-end procedures. Long a major tourist destination, Thailand has translated this expertise along with a largely Western-trained medical community into a very convenient package for westerners. Thailand’s largest Hospital Group is Bangkok Dusit Medical Services
(BDSM), with a total of 43 hospitals in Thailand, most of them in Bangkok. Thailand’s prices are about 20% higher than India’s, on average, with the main advantages being a better care and tourist experience overall and more bundling of services. Whereas most medical tourists going to India should focus of specialty hospitals that are often in different cities, each of these Thai mega-centers is full service. Their massive volume overall translates into high volume in each specialty, which in turn translates into more experienced doctors, better equipment and lower prices.
This packaging of services often earns Thailand regular medical tourists, who find that flying to Thailand annually for a comprehensive physical exam, dental work and any minor procedures along with a week on the beach at Phuket is a cheaper and more enjoyable option than staying at home. Thailand’s tourism options are among the strongest of any medical hub, balancing exotic culture with pristine beaches and supported by a very mature tourism industry. Both Thai and foreign restaurants are plentiful and affordable, while Thai hotels come in all levels of luxury and are much more reasonable than their competition in Singapore or India.
For patients seeking complicated surgery, Thailand is a sure bet. For first time travellers who want to step outside the more Westernized cultures of South Africa and Singapore, Thailand is also a good choice. Those seeking a specific, major surgery should weigh Thailand and India carefully: the Indian option will likely be cheaper, but not by much and the recovery environment, care and support are generally better in Thailand.
Conclusion: Thailand is the major player in the medical tourism field for a reason and is both the most balanced of the hubs and overall strongest in several categories.
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