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April 3, 2018
Medical Tourism Magazine, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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In the business of medical travel, quality drives the market and the quality of healthcare a hospital or healthcare organization provides is often validated by its accreditation status.

Since the industry began expanding, more and more patients have had to leave their home countries for other countries to seek healthcare treatment and sometimes, the dilemma these patients face in making decisions on their preferred medical travel destination is the safety and quality of treatment provided in these destinations.

Accreditation serves as a stamp of quality for many healthcare organizations across the world and plays an important role in guiding patient choice and boosting the reputation of the providing facility.

“To be sure, when friends and colleagues ask me for advice on foreign hospitals I always ask if they have received JCI or another well-regarded accreditation, and this information is useful.” Says I. Glenn Cohen, professor of Law at Harvard University.

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