Accreditation shows quality, and in healthcare environments, guarantees that facilities have met minimum standards and guidelines offered by various domestic and international quality boards.
For example, individuals desire quality in healthcare, whether for dental, cosmetic, bariatric or other treatments and surgical procedures. Patients deserve to know that staff is trained, facilities are clean and that procedures follow standards that reduce chances of error, infection or negligence.
Medical travelers must take the time to assess standards of care in foreign destinations. Take into consideration the following factors:
- Education and certification of facility medical staff
- Continuing educational opportunities for medical staff
- Track record of the clinic or hospital
- Infection control measures
- Potential risk of tropical disease/infections
Whether you’re seeking alternative cancer treatments in Turkey or the latest in spine surgery technology from South Korea, increased mobility with a knee or hip replacement surgical procedure in India, or dental implants in Mexico, make sure the facility you choose is accredited.
Facilities with accreditations granted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and/or the Joint Commission International (JCI) receive higher ratings, income, and interest from medical travelers. An International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating accredits reputable medical institutions, no matter where they are located.
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