PHIN - 'Medical Tourism' Warning
Date Published: 1st March 2024
Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have a published an article to raise awareness about the risks involved with 'medical tourism'.
Ian Gargan, Chief Executive, (PHIN) states 'people should be aware that there are a variety of standards and regulations in different countries and that these may impact the treatment they receive. This includes complaints procedures should something go wrong. There have also been issues with misleading advertising, so people should be careful about trusting adverts or there could be a high cost. As is so often the case, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is'.
The article continues with advice for those considering treatment abroad.