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Go abroad to see a doctor and count the five major consumption traps and misunderstandings

2018-04-03 09:36:16

Going abroad to see a doctor is a big deal for each patient and family, but the implied consumption trap will make patients and families not only consume time, energy and expense, but also delay the treatment time and delay the disease, so we must have a pair of discerning eyes, learn to select and identify, and avoid traps and misunderstandings.

First, there is no official US certification

At present, the overseas medical service market is uneven, and many irregular intermediaries go abroad to see a doctor under the guise of "American official certification" to attract customers. In fact, American hospitals will not issue any so-called "official certification" to Chinese intermediaries at all, and only have contact with some non-profit organizations, and at most, only some formal intermediaries have reached exchanges with major American hospitals. Some irregular intermediaries hang such false titles, nothing more than to create their own "tall" halo to cover up the real situation of going abroad to see a doctor, in order to raise intermediary fees for private gain. END

Second, please refer to the authoritative rankings for hospital selection

There are 41 comprehensive cancers in the United States alone, including other profitable and non-profit large and small hospitals that make patients increasingly attractive. According to medical experts, U.S. News & World Report, based on a number of medical indicators, Such as expert reputation, treatment effect, maintain patient safety rate, number of patients, proportion of nurses and patients, nursing level certification hospital, cancer under the National Cancer Institute, advanced technology, patient services and critical care, etc., the ranking of American hospitals is more authoritative, with 90% American recognition rate, which can be used as an important reference indicator for patients to go abroad to see a doctor and choose a hospital. In addition, the doctor's information of regular hospitals in the United States can be summarized in the official website, and patients must confirm the qualifications of good doctors, such as whether they have the qualification of practicing doctors, whether they have a hospital, the number of patients and the safety rate, and what scientific research projects they are currently doing. END

Be careful about whether you are going to a hospital or a doctor

In the United States, doctors are allowed to practice multi-point, if the doctor is booked instead of the hospital, it may occur in a small clinic, but the small clinic does not have a lot of severe treatment equipment and equipment, the overall level of medical treatment can not be compared with large hospitals, so we must be very careful. It is recommended that patients make an appointment to a large hospital as far as possible, and there are many people who say that they help patients make an appointment, in fact, they only help patients make an appointment to the hospital, and the doctor is not necessarily authoritative, it may be a newly graduated intern doctor or a young doctor with insufficient clinical experience. END

The translation and examination of medical records are very important, and expert review is indispensable

More and more Chinese patients are coming to the United States for medical treatment, such as the Mayo Clinic receives about 200 Chinese patients a year, and the number is still increasing. But not all Chinese patients who go abroad to seek medical treatment can return satisfied, Hopu Ark learned that some patients even went to the United States hospital to "walk around" on the situation, mainly because in the arrangement and translation of medical records materials did not get better review and control, thinking that there will be better treatment in the United States hospital, so full of expectations, can only regret to return.


Going abroad to see a doctor is a major thing for every critically ill patient and family. If you go abroad and don't care about the disease, it will not only cost you time, energy and money, but also bring great physical and psychological harm. So after signing a contract with a customer, the professional doctor of the team will first sort out the customer's medical records. Then it will be professionally translated by doctors with both American (Japanese) and Chinese medical qualifications. What is particularly important is that the translated medical records will first be submitted to authoritative medical leaders for review, recommendation, and appointment of the best hospitals and doctors to ensure that patients can get the best medical services. END

Appointment reception and remote diagnosis are not the same thing

All large cancers in the United States provide remote diagnosis services. Remote diagnosis is a way for foreign doctors to judge the patient's condition and give treatment suggestions based on the medical records submitted by Chinese patients, which is a reference for the patient to decide how to treat the next step, which is essentially different from whether foreign hospitals decide to accept the patient after the patient submits the information.


For remote diagnosis, the information submitted by the patient should be as complete as possible, and must find a professional medical interpreter to translate, what kind of cancer, what tests have been done, what the Chinese doctors have said, what the treatment plan is... Having as much information as possible can help doctors make the most accurate judgments and effective recommendations. END

Matters needing attention

The industry of going abroad to see a doctor has just emerged, and in the face of a variety of service institutions going abroad to see a doctor, patients and their families must sharpen their eyes and learn to discriminate.


Foreign hospitals will only accept them if they are sure to have better treatment options, technologies and drugs.