Treatment in Japan
Japan is one of the world leaders in the sphere of health care services and often goes ahead of such countries as Germany and Israel. The main convincing proof of the high efficiency of Japan's Health Care System is the highest average life expectancy (men - 79 years, women - 86 years).
Japan is a unique country, which combines the latest technical developments, the cultural heritage and its oriental traditions saved up by the forefathers. Japanese medicine is known throughout the world, and Japanese specialists carried out the treatment of various diseases using both innovative and traditional medicine (acupuncture, aromatherapy, Shiatsu - technical skill of vital point stimulation with the fingers) methods.
In Japan knowledge intensive branches of medicine are especially developed:
Due to the cutting-edge methods of therapy, highly developed technologies, innovative knowledge, precision, experience and professional skill of doctors many complicated diseases such as cerebral palsy, psoriasis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis can be successfully treated in Japan.
Why I might be interested in medical services in Japan?
Firstly, Japanese Medicine has achieved worldwide acclaim as one of the leaders in the field of modern technologies. The main flow of Japanese investments coming into the funds directed to first-class and cutting-edge technical equipment of Japanese medical centers.
Secondly, the main criterion for assessing the quality of the work of Japanese physicians is a percentage of successfully completed procedures and operations in Japanese medical centers. The key to accurate diagnosis and successful treatment is a strict adherence of peculiar duties by a hospital staff and the functionality of each constituent element of the Health System throughout Japan.
Thirdly, close geographical location of Japan. It is significance for residents of the Far East that Japan is located very close geographically. The distance from Vladivostok to Tokyo can be overcome for no more than 2 hours, from the Khabarovsk for about 3 hours, the flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Tokyo takes 1 hour 40 minutes.
Fourthly, similar climates of Japan and the Far East region of Russia. The climate in Japan (especially in Tokyo) is similar to the the Far Eastern one. But it is more gentle and much warmer. Therefore, Russian patients always feel well during the treatment in Japan. This is particularly important for people suffering from cardiological, oncological, endocrinological diseases, etc..
How much are the medical services in Japan?
About 80% of Japanese hospitals, which Benefit Company cooperates with, are private. However, due to the fact that all rates for medical service fee are set by the government, patients do not feel the difference in choosing between Japanese private or public hospitals. Thus, the cost of health care service for foreigners in Japanese medical centers is regulated by the state. In many respects, the price level for treatment in Japan is comparable with the price level of European hospitals becoming the absolute leader in the ratio "price - quality".
Japanese doctors working in public hospitals are the employees who receive a salary. In private hospitals the size of the specialist's fee is set by the state. As a rule, it is determined based on a fee-for-service. Recently, payment for health care to patients with certain chronic diseases is formed into the total amount. This payment system reflects both the characteristics of Japanese medicine and attempts to reduce the growth of health care costs.
Treatment in Japanese hospitals is very effective. The main proof of this fact that the incidence in Japan is 15% less than in the USA when the health care expenditure budget in the United States is greater than that in Japan by 25%.
Medical centers and specialized clinics of Japan are often found near the balneological resorts and other resort places that provides the opportunity to comfortably combine some kinds of treatment with a vacation trip.
What hospitals in Japan you can send requests and patients?
We cooperate both with large university multidisciplinary medical centers (Tokushukai Hospital Group, East Japan Hospital, Sanno Hospital etc.) and specialized hospitals as Medical Center Tama, diagnostic Medicheck Imaging Center (MIC)). Highly qualified specialists of Japanese medical centers receive foreign patients with diseases in the field of oncology, cardiology, neurosurgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, urology, pediatrics, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and others.
How much are the medical services in Japan?
See prices here. To obtain a more precise cost, use the application form in our website.
What I need to go to the examination or treatment in Japan?
The scheme of work can be found here.
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