O articulista ao longo de 45 anos que visitam e passa algumas temporadas na Tailândia, fazendo base na cidade de Bangkok.
Como é lógico, por vezes a saúde precisa de cuidados médicos, e o articulista, infelizmente, este hospitalizado, por duas vezes, no PAOLO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CHOKCHAI 4, mas outros hospitais o articulista teve que recorrer.
A oferta médica em Bangkok é bem vasta, já que existem imensos hospitais, nesta mega cidade de Bangkok, tal como se poderá ter conhecimento no gráfico abaixo inserido.
Medical tourism is a large and growing sector within Thailand’s extensive tourism and healthcare industries. The country is extremely attractive to potential medical tourists and international patients for a number of important reasons: it has many internationally accredited hospitals, including thirty JCI-accredited hospitals; it has experienced, often Western-trained medical professionals; it has the latest medical technology; and it has significantly lower costs of treatment when compared to corresponding procedures in the West.
Taken together, all these factors – plus the country’s reputation as a popular tourist destination – have made Thailand one of the world’s top medical tourism destinations.
The primary destinations for medical tourism in Thailand include, but are not limited to, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Pattaya/Chonburi, and Phuket.
Nearly 2.5 million medical tourists from countries around the world came to Thailand for medical treatment in 2012, with these numbers poised to show continued growth through 2013 and beyond. The Kingdom’s medical tourism industry’s rate of growth is approximately 16% per annum, with the country projected to generate some 100 billion Thai baht in annual revenue by the year 2015.
The Kasikorn Survey Center found that 60% of Thailand’s tourists – 1.48 million persons – visited Thailand in 2012 with the intention of receiving medical care or treatment. 45% of these medical tourists – 670,000 patients – had a 1:1 ratio of accompanying party traveling with them; i.e., an additional 670,000 visitors to Thailand. It is estimated that Thailand’s medical tourism industry generated at least 140,000 million Thai baht in the year 2012.
Medical tourists to Thailand from abroad have doubled from 2008-2012, the leading source countries for these visitors being the UK, the US, the Middle East (UAE, Kuwait, and Oman), Germany, Australia, Japan, and Thailand’s fellow ASEAN countries.
Thailand was also the first Asian country to achieve the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2002; as of September 2012, 30 hospitals are now JCI-accredited. Additionally, more than 350 Thai hospitals have achieved Hospital Accreditation (HA), awarded by the Ministry of Public Health. These are excellent hospitals providing first-rate medical care by experienced professionals using the latest technology.
List of JCI Accredited Hospitals
- Bangkok Heart Hospital (Bangkok)
- Bangkok Hospital (Bangkok)
- Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin (Hua Hin)
- Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (Pattaya)
- Bangkok Hospital Phuket (Phuket)
- Bangkok Hospital Samui (Koh Samui)
- Bangkok International Dental Center (Bangkok)
- BNH Hospital (Bangkok)
- Bumrungrad International (Bangkok)
- Central General Hospital (Bangkok)
- Chaophya Hospital (Bangkok)
- Chiangmai Ram Hospital (Chiang Mai)
- International Clinic Koh Chang by Bangkok Hospital Trat (Ambulatory Care) (Trat)
- Metta International Eye Center (Ambulatory Care) (Bangkok)
- Navamin 9 Hospital (Bangkok)
- Nonthavej Hospital (Bangkok)
- Phuket International Hospital (Phuket)
- Pitsanuvej Hospital (Phitsanulok)
- Praram 9 Hospital (Bangkok)
- Ramkhamhaeng Hospital (Bangkok)
- Saimai Hospital (Bangkok)
- Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital (Bangkok)
- Samitivej Sriracha Hospital (Chonburi)
- Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (Bangkok)
- Sikarin Hospital (Bangkok)
- Synphaet Hospital (Bangkok)
- Vejthani Hospital (Bangkok)
- Vibhavadi Hospital (Bangkok)
- Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital (Bangkok)
- Yanhee Hospital (Bangkok)
More than 500 physicians now practicing in Thailand are American Board-certified. Many of these doctors have won prestigious medical awards for their work, and have attained further medical qualifications from Western nations, including the US and the UK.
Many patients have noted not only the total professionalism of Thai doctors, nurses, and medical staff, but also the nature and degree of the care they receive in Thailand, attributed to the Thai people’s generous hospitality, gentle manner, and Thai service touch.
Thai hospitals and clinics have kept abreast of all the latest advances in both medical technical and patient care, and medical facilities in the country are well-equipped to cover a very wide range of procedures, operations, and specialty treatments. For example, a major private hospital in Thailand treats some 1.2 million patients annually and offers more than 34 distinct specialties.
Hospital Standards and Certification
Many healthcare providers in Thailand are ISO14000- and ISO9000-certified. Although the ISO certification is not an international hospital accreditation, these rigorous standards of hospital management and environmental specifications are a reliable sign of quality assurance in healthcare; they testify to the hospital’s commitment to sustainable, high-quality standards and consistent ancillary services. Furthermore, more than 350 Thai hospitals have acquired Hospital Accreditation (HA), awarded by the Ministry of Public Health (Thailand).
Although popularly known for sex-change procedures, in reality Thailand offers some of the world's best value for the entire range of health care procedures and treatments.
Dermatology procedures, dental care, and fertility treatments are among the specialties most chosen by medical tourists.
Furthermore, many of Thailand’s hospitals have received CCPC (Clinical Care Program Certification), which assures excellence in the integration and coordination of treatment of specific serious ailments such as primary stroke, heart failure, many types of cancer, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, joint replacement, and other major conditions.
Bumrungrad International Hospital, the flagship of medical tourism in Thailand, is known for advanced medical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafts, hip replacements and spinal fusions. It is well-documented that the prices in Thailand are among the best in the world.
One medical tourism expert notes that, “They don’t have problems with malpractice, and the prices reflect that.”
Thailand is now widely recognized as providing among the best value in the world for a diverse spectrum of healthcare treatments. According to Patients Beyond Borders, major procedures can be 50-70 percent less expensive in Thailand than in the US. It is not unusual for patients to save up to 80% on the price they would pay for comparable treatment in the US, UK, or Australia.
Patients are not sacrificing quality care, treatment, or facilities in paying these relatively low rates; all the latest technology and equipment are used in Thailand despite the attractive costs. For example, heart bypass surgery that often costs more than $144,000 in the US could be received in Thailand for approximately $26,000.
Foreign Language CapabilitiesEnglish-speaking general practitioners, dentists and surgeons are typically available in private hospitals and specialist clinics throughout the Kingdom. Moreover, Thailand’s larger private hospitals offer translator services in many languages, including Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese.
Service and Hospitality
Thailand is famous for the high quality and personal nature of its care, based on the gentle traits of Thai culture and its well-known hospitality to visitors. Countless patients have remarked on being treated like they were in a 5-star hotel rather than a hospital. Thai service extends outside the medical establishment to the hospitality industry in general and to the culture as a whole.[
Holistic and Alternative Treatments
In the past decade, Thailand has become renowned for the quality of its holistic health and alternative treatment centers, offering some of the finest spas and wellness centers to be found anywhere. Particularly popular methods and treatments include Nuat Thai (Thai massage), aromatherapy, detoxification, anti-ageing, Thai Foot Massage, Ayurveda, and yoga. A number of these therapies are intrinsically Thai and found exclusively in Thailand.
Estes os hospitais que o articulista teve que recorrer e sobre eles nada de criticas negativas sobre a forma como foi atendido. Possue todos os cartões de utente, mas presentemente só tem em seu poder este dois.
NOME ESP. CAMAS CAMAS
|Bangkok Metropolitan Administration General Hospital (Klang Hospital)||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||408|
|Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Lat Krabang Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||30|
|Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital||Royal Thai Air Force||Public||Military||Bangkok||774|
|Burachat Chaiyakorn Hospital||State Railway of Thailand||Public||Bangkok||120|
|Central Correctional Hospital||Ministry of Justice||Public||Bangkok||320|
|Central Women's Correctional Institution Medical Centre||Ministry of Justice||Public||Bangkok||36|
|Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||417|
|Chulabhorn Hospital||Chulabhorn Research Institute||Public||Specialised||Oncology||Bangkok||100|
|Galaya Rajanakarindra Institute||Department of Mental Health||Public||Specialised||Psychiatry||Bangkok||330|
|Health Promotion Hospital, 1st Regional Health Promotion Center||Department of Health||Public||Primary care||Bangkok||50|
|Hospital for Tropical Diseases||Mahidol University||Public||Specialised||Tropical diseases||Bangkok||250|
|Hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University||Chulalongkorn University||Public||Specialised||Dentistry||Bangkok||40|
|Institute of Dermatology||Department of Medical Services||Public||Specialised||Dermatology||Bangkok||43|
|King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital||Thai Red Cross Society||Public||Teaching||Bangkok||1433|
|Lerdsin Hospital||Department of Medical Services||Public||Bangkok||528|
|Luang Pho Taweesak Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||60|
|Medical Correctional Institution||Ministry of Justice||Public||Bangkok||50|
|Metropolitan Electricity Authority Hospital||Metropolitan Electricity Authority||Public||Bangkok||120|
|National Cancer Institute||Department of Medical Services||Public||Drug rehabilitation||Bangkok||200|
|Naval Bangkok Hospital||Royal Thai Navy||Public||Military||Bangkok||230|
|Naval Ordnance Hospital||Royal Thai Navy||Public||Military||Bangkok||22|
|Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital||Department of Medical Services||Public||Bangkok||510|
|Phramongkutklao Hospital||Royal Thai Army||Public||Teaching||Bangkok||1236|
|Police General Hospital||Royal Thai Police||Public||Military||Bangkok||736|
|Prasarnmit Hospital||Anti-Tuberculosis Association of Thailand||Public||Bangkok||50|
|Prasat Neurological Institute||Department of Medical Services||Public||Specialised||Neurology||Bangkok||300|
|Priest Hospital||Department of Medical Services||Public||Bangkok||937|
|Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health||Department of Medical Services||Public||Specialised||Paediatrics||Bangkok||538|
|Rajanukul Institute||Department of Mental Health||Public||Specialised||Psychiatry||Bangkok||610|
|Rajavithi Hospital||Department of Medical Services||Public||Bangkok||909|
|Ramathibodi Hospital||Mahidol University||Public||Teaching||Bangkok||938|
|Ratchaphiphat Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||102|
|Sirindhorn Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||136|
|Siriraj Hospital||Mahidol University||Public||Teaching||Bangkok||2265|
|Somdejprapinklao Hospital||Royal Thai Navy||Public||Military||Bangkok||507|
|Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry||Department of Mental Health||Public||Specialised||Psychiatry||Bangkok||892|
|Taksin Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||393|
|Thai Red Cross Relief and Public Health Bureau||Thai Red Cross Society||Public||Bangkok||61|
|Thailand Tobacco Monopoly Hospital||Ministry of Finance||Public||Bangkok||82|
|Vajira Hospital||Navamindradhiraj University||Public||Teaching||Bangkok||875|
|Veterans General Hospital||Ministry of Defense||Public||Military||Bangkok||223|
|Wetchakarunrasm Hospital||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration||Public||Bangkok||30|
|Asoke Skin Hospital||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||32|
|B.Care Medical Center||Private||General||Bangkok||136|
|Bang Phai Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Bangkhunthian Health Center||Praram 2 Hospital||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||15|
|Bangkok Adventist Hospital||Seventh-day Adventist Christian Foundation of Thailand||Private||General||Bangkok||185|
|Bangkok Cancer Center Hospital||Private||Specialised health centre||Bangkok||30|
|Bangkok Christian Hospital||Church of Christ in Thailand||Private||General||Bangkok||198|
|Bangkok Heart Hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||56|
|Bangkok Hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||General||Bangkok||263|
|Bangkok International Hospital||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||30|
|Bangmod 3 Hospital||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||18|
|Bangna General Hospital||Bangna General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||62|
|Bangpakok 1 Hospital||Bangpakok Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||120|
|Bangpakok 2 Hospital||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||10|
|Bangpakok 8 Hospital||Bangpakok Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||35|
|Bangpakok 9 International Hospital||Bangpakok Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||200|
|Bangpo General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|BNH Hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Bumrungrad International Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||538|
|Camillian Hospital||St. Camillus Foundation of Thailand||Private||General||Bangkok||120|
|Central General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||200|
|Chinkate Medical Center and Nursing Home||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||26|
|Dr. Panya General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||125|
|Eye Ear Nose Throat Hospital||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||46|
|Golden Years Hospital||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||60|
|Hua Chiew Hospital||Por Tek Tung Foundation||Private||General||Bangkok||338|
|Jetanin Institute for Assisted Reproduction||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||20|
|Kasemrad Hospital Bangkae||Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL||Private||General||Bangkok||500|
|Kasemrad Hospital Prachachuen||Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL||Private||General||Bangkok||373|
|Kasemrad Hospital Sukhapibal 3||Bangkok Chain Hospital PCL||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Klongtun Medical Center||Private||General||Bangkok||32|
|Kluaynamthai 2 Nursing Home||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||80|
|Krungdhon 1 Hospital||Krungdhon Hospital PCL||Private||General||Bangkok||150|
|Krungdhon 2 Hospital||Krungdhon Hospital PCL||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Kwongsiew Foundation Hospital||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||50|
|Ladprao General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||180|
|Mayo Hospital (Thailand)||Private||General||Bangkok||162|
|Mongkutwattana General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Nan-ah Polyclinic||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||30|
|Navaminthra 9 Hospital||Navaminthra Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||121|
|Navasri Nursing Home Hospital||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||50|
|Nawamin 2 Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Paolo Memorial Hospital Chokchai 4||Paolo Memorial Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||120|
|Paolo Memorial Hospital Nawamin||Paolo Memorial Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Paolo Memorial Hospital Phaholyothin||Paolo Memorial Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||237|
|Passarapiban Nursing Home||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||30|
|Petchakasem-Bangkae Clinic||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||30|
|Phyathai 1 Hospital||Phyathai Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||350|
|Phyathai 2 Hospital||Phyathai Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||260|
|Phyathai 3 Hospital||Phyathai Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||230|
|Praram 2 Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||109|
|Praram 9 Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||160|
|Ramkhamhaeng Hospital||Ramkhamhaeng Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||486|
|Ratchada-Tha Phra Health Centre||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||26|
|Rutnin Eye Hospital||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||31|
|Saimai Hospital||Central General Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||100|
|Saint Louis Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||412|
|Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||General||Bangkok||154|
|Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||General||Bangkok||275|
|Seriruk Hospital||Ramkhamhaeng-Vibhavadi-Synphaet-Vibharam Hospitals Group||Private||General||Bangkok||71|
|Srivichai 2 Hospital||Srivichai Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||200|
|Srivichai Hospital||Srivichai Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||59|
|Sukavet Nursing Home||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||40|
|Sutthisan Hospital||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||25|
|Synphaet Hospital||Ramkhamhaeng-Vibhavadi-Synphaet-Vibharam Hospitals Group||Private||General||Bangkok||287|
|Thai Eye Center||Private||General health centre||Bangkok||5|
|The Senior Health Care||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||26|
|The Senior Health Care Ratchadaphisek||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||59|
|Thian Fah Foundation Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||60|
|Thonburi 2 Hospital||Thonburi Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||67|
|Thonburi Hospital||Thonburi Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||435|
|Vibharam Hospital||Ramkhamhaeng Hospital Group||Private||General||Bangkok||150|
|Vichaiyut Chronic Care Centre||Private||Chronic care centre||Bangkok||60|
|Vichaiyut Medical Center||Vichaiyut Hospital||Private||General||Bangkok||114|
|Wattanosoth Cancer hospital||Bangkok Dusit Medical Services||Private||Specialised||Bangkok||49|
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