"Medical Tourism Doesn't put Patient at Risk, Poor Planning Does" says Dr Prem - Author of Medical Tourism Guidebook

Mar 24, 2011, 06:00 ET from Ex Health

DUBAI, UAE, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently media has been ablaze of reported stories regarding medical tourism (Medical Travel) of botch surgeries, lack of legal recourse for patients and post-operative complications. All these stories have led several patients to believe that medical tourism is unsafe and leads to risk. Addressing this issue, Dr Prem Jagyasi, author of recently launched Medical Tourism Guidebook argues that cross border healthcare won't put a patient at risk, rather the lack of meticulous planning and preparation will. He emphasised that medical tourism is an age-old concept that has been occurring since the period before Christ, it has lots to offer if planned meticulously.

According to the recent medical tourism research conducted by Dr. Prem, a staggering 94% of industry experts think that medical tourism has yet to reach its full potential. Also, 59% of them believe that accessing reliable information is big hurdle in the growth of Medical Tourism.

To help address this knowledge deficit, Dr. Prem Jagyasi has launched a comprehensive Medical Tourism Guide (Health Tourism Guide), consumers and experts would get much needed knowledge and insight into Global Healthcare and medical travel industry via the launch of Dr Prem's Guidebook - Medical Tourism, the book is available for free preview at http://www.DrPrem.com

Dr Prem advises "Even though the process of accessing care in a foreign location might seem like a seemingly simple process, there are several intricacies, challenges and issues associated with the industry that all potential medical travellers should be made aware of." The decision to avail medical services abroad is a crucial aspect on whether or not your journey will be successful.

In order to ensure meticulous planning, the comprehensive guidebook lists all the essential preparation steps to ensure a safe and successful medical journey. "Patients need to organize all the post-operative arrangements before they travel, appropriately budget for medical tourism and pack the essential items they would require during the trip." added Dr Prem, who is also a leading consultant of the medical tourism industry.

The guide book also provides essential info on the top 50 medical tourism destinations around the world. Dr. Prem Jagyasi says, "Picking the right healthcare destination is an essential factor that determines the success of your medical journey. The risk of picking the wrong country can be eliminated via thorough research on that region before a medical tourist travels."

Important links:

    Free preview of Medical Tourism Guide
http://www.drprem.com/medical-tourism-guidebook/

View Dr Prem's Video Guide http://www.drprem.com/video/

    Medical Tourism Research
http://www.drprem.com/medical-tourism-research-surv
    Medical Tourism Destination Guide
http://www.drprem.com/medical-tourism-destinations/

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SOURCE Ex Health