A combination of many factors has led to the recent increase in popularity of medical travel; the high cost of healthcare in industrialized nations, the ease and affordability of international travel, and the improvement of technology and standards of care.
A large draw to medical travel is the convenience in comparison to that of other countries. Some countries that operate from a public health-care system are so taxed that it can take a considerable amount of time, to get needed medical care.The time spent waiting for a procedure, such as a hip replacement, can be a year or more in Britain and Canada; however, in Singapore, a patient could feasibly have an operation the day after their after their arrival.
Singapore is a popular country for foreign patients seeking medical treatment. Apart from high standard of medical care which is comparable to some of the best hospitals in the world, the cost of treatment at private hospitals is still lower than that at many hospitals in the States and Europe.
Clinical services in Singapore emphasise excellence, safety and trustworthiness, with internationally-accredited facilities and renowned physicians trained in the best centres in the world. Singapore's healthcare system was ranked as the sixth best in the world and the best in Asia by the World Health Organization in 2000. In addition, 13 hospitals and medical centres in Singapore have obtained Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.
Beyond international certifications, the quality of healthcare is also seen in published clinical indicators. Many healthcare providers in Singapore publish their success rates on their websites which are comparable to, if not exceeding, international standards.
Singapore Medical is a compilation of the medical and dental specialists in Singapore who have impeccable qualifications and are accredited by the Ministry of Health. The specialists featured in Singapore Medical are highly qualified, well respected and experienced medical and dental specialists who are recognized leaders in their fields. Most of our specialists have held senior consultant positions or were head of their departments at major hospitals and government health institutions.
This is one portal that every international patient can use as a reference to seek quality medical healthcare services in Singapore.
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