Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Travel

Author:   Josef Woodman ,  Jeremy Abbate
Publisher:   Healthy Travel Media
Edition:   Third Edition
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9780990315407


Pages:   246
Publication Date:   17 February 2015
Format:   Paperback
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More than ten million patients now travel abroad every year for affordable, high-quality healthcare. From Thailand's American-accredited Bumrungrad International Hospital to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua to Johns Hopkins International Medical Center in Singapore, health travelers now have access to a full array of the world's safest,

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Author:   Josef Woodman ,  Jeremy Abbate
Publisher:   Healthy Travel Media
Imprint:   Healthy Travel Media
Edition:   Third Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 18.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.468kg
ISBN:  

9780990315407


ISBN 10:   0990315401
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   17 February 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Preface Foreword by Jeremy Abbate, Publishing Director, Scientific American WorldView Introduction PART ONE: How to Become a Savvy, Informed Medical Traveler Chapter One: What Am I Getting Into? Chapter Two: Planning and Budgeting your Health Travel Journey Chapter Three: The Twelve-Fold Path to Enlightened Health Travel Chapter Four: While You're There Chapter Five: Home Again, Home Again Chapter Six: Do's and Don'ts for the Smart Health Traveler Chapter Seven: Checklists for the Health Traveler PART TWO: The Most-Traveled Healthcare Destinations Introduction Brazil The Caribbean Costa Rica Czech Republic Hungary India Malaysia Mexico Singapore South Africa South Korea Taiwan Thailand Turkey UAE United States PART THREE: Resources and References Medical Glossary Index

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The $20 billion-a-year global medical-tourism market finally has a guidebook of its own. With medical tourism now growing at 15 percent annually... this tome couldn't be more timely. --Travel + Leisure Magazine Patients Beyond Borders tells how to plan and budget for medical care abroad and how to find the best doctors and hospitals. --AARP Bulletin -- The bible for the potential surgical traveler The Milken Institute Headed around the world for some cheaper medical care? Follow these rules. --Outside Magazine Patients Beyond Borders is a landmark series of consumer guides to international medical travel that has helped thousands of patients plan successful health travel journeys abroad. --US News and World Report Woodman suggests a $6,000 rule: if your procedure would cost more than $6,000 in the United States, you would likely save money--possibly more than $1,000--by traveling to a foreign hospital, including all other costs. --NPR (National Public Radio) I have read and am impressed by this book ... --Arthur Frommer A useful new book on this topic... --Savvy Senior If you're considering medical travel, your first stop should be the book Patients Beyond Borders --Tulsa World Patients Beyond Borders author lends advice to patients considering travel overseas for medical care --Oprah.com While AMA guidelines have established a foundation, additional steps will be needed to set appropriate quality standards that extend from pre-operation care to post-discharge and follow-up. Accreditation and oversight by neutral overseers--JCI, Patients Beyond Borders and others--will be important. --Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Patients Beyond Borders, the bestselling consumer reference for international health travel...is a leading advocate of affordable, high-quality medical care for healthcare consumers worldwide. --AAARP Life@Fifty The [Patients Beyond Borders] website lists and recommends accredited medical facilities around the world that have met strict international standards. --The New York Daily News Woodman's father is not alone in looking abroad for a medical overhaul. After all, if the American healthcare system is not completely broken, it is certainly dysfunctional. As baby boomers age into more medical problems with spotty cover- age and would prefer not to deplete their retirement savings, they are looking at all available options. --Financial Times ... a must-read for those considering medical tourism ... --ABC News A practical guide to planning a medical trip ... --The Washington Post


Author Information

As CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, Josef Woodman has spent eight years touring more than 200 medical facilities in 35 countries, researching and vetting international healthcare options. Co-founder of MyDailyHealth (1998) and Ventana Communications (1987), Woodman's pioneering background in publishing, health and technology has allowed him to compile a wealth of information and knowledge about international medical care, telemedicine, wellness, integrative medicine and consumer-directed healthcare. Woodman has lectured at the UCLA School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Johns Hopkins University, Scientific American and the International Society for Travel Medicine. He has keynoted and moderated conferences on medical tourism and global healthcare in 20 countries. He has appeared in numerous print and broadcast media, including The Economist, The New York Times, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, Huffington Post, Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Woodman is an outspoken advocate of affordable, high-quality medical and preventive care for healthcare consumers worldwide. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Jeremy Abbate has served for the past six years as Publishing Director for Scientific American WorldView magazine and Director, Global Media Solutions for Scientific American. Previously he was Director of Business Development at The Scientist magazine. He lives in New York.

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