Most, if not all will prioritize quality over cost when it comes to receiving any medical treatment. However, cost has and does make any treatment, let alone quality treatment inaccessible for many of us. A public health care system in the UK provided by NHS (National Health Service) or a predominantly privatized health care system in the US, personal insurance or insurance through one’s employer (HMO, PPO in the US), none of these options have been perfect and more importantly, all have failed in allowing us to take control of our health and more importantly our medical options.
Delays to an otherwise crucial diagnostic test or to a life saving surgery due to lack of insurance coverage, staff, doctors, beds, backlog, paperwork, hidden costs, terms and conditions hidden in fine print, existing queues, costs are more than common. We all have heard and read the horror stories and we surely do not want to become a statistic and be one of those stories that people read about and feel sorry for.
Globalization has offered us an abundance of choices in everything except health care via a truly global marketplace. We have embraced global brands, we travel to exotic destinations however that same attitude is missing when it comes to our own health and medical treatments we receive (or do not manage to receive).
Numerous procedures and crucial drugs are not be covered by our insurers (whether public or private, personal or corporate). Unwritten rules and processes that we may be unaware of will deny us an MRI unless we have seen the GP for a certain number of times with the same symptoms over an extended period (by when it might be too late). If we are lucky, we might just get that referral. The one factor that has created this system is ever-increasing medical costs. Therefore, costs ultimately do become an indirect but key factor in determining what diagnostic tests, medical treatment and surgical procedures we receive and when (if we are lucky enough to receive them). That decision should lie with us because it is our health and our life.
At yourMedOptions, we enable you to make that decision via experiences of fellow patients and ours at various hospitals around the globe, especially at destinations where affordable cost does not mean a compromise in quality. On the contrary, choosing an extremely high quality, yet an affordable medical treatment is now in your hands.
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