We quickly look at the major Asian destinations for recreational travel. This will give you a brief overview of what is available, and give a starting point for deeper studies.
Hong Kong – a special administrative region of the Republic of China, which is allowed to retain a high degree of autonomy in all internal matters, such as the economy and culture. SAR maintains its standard medical treatment of his century residence in the colony of the British Crown. In its 12 private hospitals accredited by the British QHA Trent, and some have dual accreditation with JCI. The costs are quite low and maintained at 20-23% of US spending as a result of government policy. Medical Alliance government has made a concerted effort to enhance the role of the medical tourism industry in Hong Kong. Currently, about 7% of beds are filled with patients of medical tourists, the percentage of which is growing rapidly. To stay up to 180 days a visa is required.
India – the main party of medical tourism, which welcomes more than one million medical tourists a year in 2010. Unlike many countries, India offers a wide range of medical services with a focus on heart surgery, joint replacement, bone marrow transplantation and other advanced procedures. . Currently, 10 major hospitals in India have received JCI accreditation, and the Government of India is actively encouraging international accreditation, and improving medical infrastructure problems that currently hinder the pace of growth of medical tourism. Medical costs in India & # 39 are among the lowest in the world at 10-20% of the US rate. India – the most populous democracy in the world, has a healthy economy and covers a huge geographical and cultural diversity. Visas are required for entry, but they are relatively easy to obtain.
Malaysia will soon be welcomed almost a million medical tourists a year to its shores. The country is largely English-speaking, and medical facilities are subject to strong internal organization accreditation – Malaysian Society for Quality in Health. In addition to the national accreditation, many of the best hospitals of Malaysia and strive for international accreditation. Medical institutions are concentrated largely in Kuala Lumpur, perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. Medical costs are on average about 25% of those in the US, depending on the number of incorrect exchange rates on rynggit. Medical services extend from the initial cosmetic surgery procedures to a more serious & # 39; oznyh ailments.
Republic of the Philippines, consisting of thousands of wonderful tropical islands, growing as a destination for medical tourism by about 8% a year. There are strong cultural, economic and political ties between the Philippines and the US, which could increase the role of the Philippines as a medical tourism destinations. A large proportion of the American health care workers was trained in the Philippines, which reflects the strong tradition of medical education and culture. The Philippine Government has set a target to attract about 750,000 medical tourists a year, which is likely unattainable. Medical costs in the Philippines, on average, about 20-25% of the price in the United States.
Singapore is considered to be the best healthcare system in Asia and one of the best in the world. Long active area of medical tourism (about a million medical tourists a year!), Provision of medical services to international patients with a & # 39 is the main purpose shmatfirmovaga state-industry partnership. Medical tourists come from all over Asia as well as from around the world. Medical expenses are not the lowest, are about one-third of US rates, but Singapore's reputation as a clean, safe and cosmopolitan city-state, which is widely spoken in English, makes for a lot of extra costs. An increasing number of Singaporean hospitals are internationally accredited. Since 2006, more than a dozen of accreditations JCI. A permanent climate of tropical forests causes Singapore delight in all seasons.
Thailand – perhaps the most active area of medical tourism, which annually receives about two million medical travelers. In only one hospital in 2005 treated more than 50 000 US patients with an average price of about 30% of the US health system. Almost in Thailand you can put almost any medical procedure. Although many Thai doctors and nurses are in the US and UK trained and tested these professional certificates, the Thai government does not emphasize the role of international accreditation of their hospitals. However, some of the best private hospitals accredited JCI.