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Role, rules and regulations for global medical tourism facilitators

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posted on 04.11.2019, 00:00 by Anita Medhekar
Global medical travel has transformed medical travel/tourism facilitator’s role, making it more sophisticated and globally competitive with their presence on the internet, and providing medical tourism packages catering to patient-centred healthcare needs. The important role played by Medical Tourism Facilitators cannot be ignored along with rules and regulations required to accredit these medical travel companies. They act as mediators between the potential patients and the private healthcare providers, physicians in the global medical tourism supply chain, along with airlines and hotel, thus reducing medical traveller’s worries regarding surgery abroad. Facilitators assist the potential medical tourists to plan and make healthcare decision for travelling abroad, choosing and matching the patient with the super-speciality-hospital for surgery, country and making all travel, accommodation and visa arrangements prior to travel, coordination between doctor and patient, personal nursing attendant, follow-up care and possibility of sightseeing, rest and recovery at the host-country of treatment.

History

Editor

Dhiman MC; Chauhan V

Parent Title

Handbook of research on international travel agency and tour operation management

Start Page

81

End Page

100

Number of Pages

20

ISBN-10

152258434X

ISBN-13

9781522584346

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

18

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