Many patients have long crossed national borders to go to nearby countries within the region in order to access medical care. This was the usual situation hundreds and even thousands of years before having political borders. Many countries has developed an easy system for people who are seeking treatment to enter these countries with less complicated procedures and multi-entry VISA to facilitate their journey for treatment.
Fertility clinics have been largely ignored by international accreditation organizations, preferring to treat them the same as general ambulatory care centers. This approach ignores the specific clinical and laboratory services unique to reproductive care as well as the elements of the patient experience that IVF clients require. In 2019, Temos introduced its accreditation program for reproductive care centers to fill the need for specialized standards for IVF clinics and the clients they serve. Here is why accreditation plays an essential role in improving the quality of care delivered by IVF clinics and reproductive care centers.
Patient experience is one of the significant factors in medical tourism and a high-quality patient experience can positively impact both a patient’s wellbeing as well as a healthcare provider’s finances. For healthcare providers treating medical travelers, the patient experience is especially important due to its complexity and must be carefully managed both inside and outside the clinical setting. Medical travelers face unique challenges that impact the patient experience including language and cultural barriers and difficulties related to travel and orientation in a foreign environment.
It is hard to answer this question and it has various factors. Showing the accreditation on the website is not the attractive way alone to makes a positive effect on the foreign patients mind to choose best care giver and if any hospital or clinic wants to enter to the competitive market should go beyond and consider various options. Accreditation assures the quality in every aspects of service delivery and its infrastructure is the leadership, continuous quality management and productivity.