The medical tourism and tourism medicine market is an increasing but also challenging market. Patients have particular needs when undergoing treatment abroad. Pre-, on-site- and post-treatment take place in different countries and need to be managed to assure high quality and cost-effective medical care during all phases of the treatment process.
The healthcare systems in most countries will be rendered unsustainable by the rise in people with long-term conditions like having not just a single disease but multiple conditions. Current strategies will make healthcare unsustainable in all those countries. A model of care and finance to mitigate this problem is outlined.
Eighty per cent of India’s specialist doctors live in urban India. 700 million Indians living in rural India have to travel 50 to 100km for secondary care. While we have outstanding medical centres of excellence, the great majority of Indians cannot access them. With an increasing population, rise in life expectancy, higher purchasing power due to rising income and increasing literacy levels, expectations of the healthcare 'consumer' are reaching an all-time high.
Globally, nations are struggling to meet healthcare costs. This is a challenge that we need to meet without compromising on the sustenance of the business. The medical technology industry has been thriving on innovations. While the focus has been on better outcome and quality of life, it is time that the focus also includes affordability.
Without a defined set of common standards that identify, communicate, and verify the hospitalâ€™s design and construction expectations, competitive tenders can quickly turn into a â€˜race to the bottomâ€™. If there is no minimum standard for support spaces such as dressing booths or staff areas, then these will likely become casualties to the low-bid pressures.
Electrosurgery generator units (ESUs) are a crucial piece of equipment in operative settings and are among the most common instruments used by surgeons today. However, like other electrically operated medical devices they need to be tested regularly to ensure that they operate correctly and are safe for use. John Backes, associate director – Rigel Medical, explains more about what’s involved.
For the well-being of patients
The medical tourism and tourism medicine market is an increasing but also challenging market. Patients have particular needs when undergoing treatment abroad. Pre-, on-site- and post-treatment...
For the well-being of patients
The medical tourism and tourism medicine market is an increasing but also challenging market. Patients have particular needs when undergoing treatment abroad.
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