Patients Beyond Borders Taiwan Edition: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Care Abroad

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Healthy Travel Media, Jul 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Taiwan, centrally located between Tokyo and Hong Kong, has 22 international hospitals and clinics that specialize in everything from comprehensive health checkups to advanced orthopedic and heart surgeries. This guide contains in-depth profiles of these facilities, as well as selected health travel agents, nearby recovery and guest accommodations, and area travel information.
 

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Contents

Touch Base with Your Local Doctor
115
Hold on to Your Paperwork
116
Stay with the Program
117
Get Help or Farm Out the Work
118
Stay Mentally and Socially Active
119
Normal Discomfort or Something More Complicated?
120
Blood Clots in the Veins
122
The Straight Dope on Pharmaceuticals
124

Planning Your Health Travel Journey
29
Trust yourself
30
Plan Ahead
31
Set Your Mind to It
33
Email and Internet Searching
35
Chutzpah
36
Look for a Medical Travel Agent
37
EVELEN STEPS TO ENLIGHTENED HEALTH TRAVEL PLANNING
39
The What and Why of JCI
52
Alternatives to JCI
53
Budgeting Your Treatment and Trip
69
The 6000 Rule Revisited
77
Patients Beyond Borgers Budget Planner
78
While Youre There
83
Getting the Information
85
General Guidelines and Cautions
87
Staying in Touch While on the Road
94
Communicating with Your InCountry Caregivers
100
Going under the Knife? Pre and PostSurgery Tips and Cautions
101
Get There Good to Go
102
Get All the Paperwork
106
Before or After Treatment?
109
Home Again Home Again
113
Communicate Your Needs to Family Members
114
For Companions
127
Before the Trip
128
While Youre There
132
Back Home
136
A Note to Patients about Your Companion
138
Dos and Donts for the Smart Health Traveler
139
Taiwans MostTraveled Health Destinations
151
Why Travel to Taiwan for Healthcare?
153
Taiwans Healthcare System
159
Taiwan Hospitals
164
Traveling in Taiwan
235
The Land and Its History
237
Ten Things to Do in Taiwan
242
Ten Uniques Places to Visit in Taiwan
244
The Medical Travelers Essentials
247
Travel Agents
255
Accommodations
257
Resources and References
265
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
267
TAIWAN AS A HEALTH TRAVEL DESTINATION
271
MEDICAL GLOSSARY
272
INDEX
278
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
289
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About the author (2009)

Josef Woodman is CEO and founder of Patients Beyond Borders, producer of books, online and mobile resources for international health travelers. Has spent more than five years touring 140 medical facilities in 30 countries, researching medical tourism and global healthcare. Cofounder of MyDailyHealth and Ventana Communications, Woodman’s pioneering background in health, publishing, and web technology has allowed him to compile a wealth of information about global health travel, telemedicine, and consumer-directed healthcare demand.

Woodman has lectured at the UCLA School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Duke Fuqua School of Business and has chaired and keynoted conferences on medical tourism and global healthcare in 14 countries. He has appeared in numerous print and broadcast media, including CNN, ABC News, Fox News, The New York Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Woodman is an outspoken advocate of affordable, high-quality medical care for healthcare consumers worldwide.

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