Navigation Links
Long Patient Waiting Times Force NHS Patients To Seek Treatment Abroad

Looks like it is time for impatient patients to travel abroad rather than wait for weeks or months to get treated// for their ailments. Recently, a woman won the right to claim compensation from the NHS for a hip replacement surgery done abroad. In yet another case, a 63-year-old British woman who traveled elsewhere gave birth to a baby, after prenatal diagnostic tests confirmed absence of any genetic disorder.

A recent case that stirred controversy was the one involving Yvonne Watts, who got her hip replacement surgery in France, tired of waiting for surgery in UK. She had claimed the amount she had paid for the surgery (£3,900) from Bedford Primary Care Trust. The court apparently ruled that she could claim the money if she could prove the delay in provision of treatment.

Such legal decisions should be made on the basis of the merits of the treatment and the condition of the patient. Owing to such case that have caught public attention, the waiting times of patients registered with the NHS are coming down.

If only the Government reaches its target of 18 weeks (from the time of referral to provision of treatment) by the end of 2008, then perhaps the need for NHS patients to travel abroad for medical treatment would be drastically reduced.

One reason behind the increasing inclination to medical tourism is also the reduced cost associated with cosmetic surgery, infertility treatment (more specifically, IVF), orthopedic surgeries such as knee and hip replacement surgeries in other countries compared to NHS costs. Countries such as India, South Africa, Malaysia, Eastern Europe and Thailand are particularly enjoying the growth of the medical tourism industry.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
3. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
4. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
5. Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients
6. Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover
7. Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin
8. New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients
9. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
10. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
11. Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative ... has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its ... Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dublin ... the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global market ... its applications in various applications. The report deals with ... main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), ... is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, ... , Inc. Patients are no longer limited to ... EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: