Some of the guidelines which should be followed by every traveller coming for healthcare purposes to avert any kind of doubts or difficulties–
- Make sure that the hospital where you want to undergo your medical treatment is certified and licensed.
- Check for the quality of patient care, gather all probable information about the doctors that could possibly be involved in your treatment and cost involved before confirming the hospital. You can access all your information about the hospital/doctor online.
- Learn as much as you can about your medical procedure and treatment plan. It is very vital to have genuine expectations from the medical procedure, pre –post operative care as well as the recovery period.
- Before undergoing any kind of treatment, see your doctor in person. There is a chance that your doctor may perhaps suggest some other course of treatment instead of the planned one, depending upon your diagnostic results.
Note: Hospitals/doctors do not recommend any kind of medical procedure without carrying out diagnostic tests of the patient to understand his/her health situation.
- Make sure to bring all the applicable documents, medical reports, local currency, traveller’s cheques as well as credit/debit cards with you and always keep them safe.
AAA HEALTHCARE POLICY FOR RECOMMENDING HOSPITALS:
A) ACCREDITATION- NABH/JCI:
AAA+ HCS is affiliated with and recommends NABH/JCI accredited hospitals. This ensures benchmarking of hospital quality and thus assures a client, quality care and safety. In the case of an exceptionally skilled doctor, not affiliated with any accredited hospital, an exception may be made.
B) FACILITIES TO TREAT THAT SPECIFIC DISEASE:
Decisions on hospital recommendations will be based on the specific problem/disease presentation of the client and the appropriate fit with respect to the facilities/expertise of the hospital or clinic with respect to the disease in particular.
The doctor/surgeon/specialist is recommended based on following criteria:
- Our past experience of outcomes of that doctor(if any)
In cases where financial constraints of the clients need to be considered, recommendations are made offering the best specialist services at the best possible cost, as per the client’s budgetary requirements.
E) RATIONALE BEHIND PLAN OF MANAGEMENT:
When recommendations are made to us by any specialist /doctor/surgeon/management regarding treatment plan for a client, it is discussed with the doctor to understand its rationale and reviewed to make sure of the best plan for the client and formulated with transparency with respect to cost, treatment and quality.
F) CLIENT’S PREFERENCE:
If a client has any preferences of hospital, doctor, location, culture, the client’s preference will be given priority provided other criteria are satisfied.
Notwithstanding the selection criteria, AAA+ HCS is not responsible for any adverse outcomes and acceptance of a particular plan/doctor/hospital is entirely the client’s decision and responsibility.
Client expressly agrees that use of, or inability to use the services is at the Client’s sole risk. All products and services delivered to client are suggested on “As is” and “As available” for client’s use, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose etc.
While every reasonable care has been taken in recommending the relevant or particular plan/doctor/hospital, AAA+ HCS or its agents cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracy or omissions.
AAA+ HCS has gone through great lengths to ensure that all information in the report itself, as well as suggestions/recommendations relating to it, are correct. However, AAA+ HCS does not assume any responsibility for potential damages or losses arising from, relying on or applying the suggestions/recommendations.