The rising cost of employee healthcare, coupled with long surgical wait times, can have an impact on both employee stress levels and their absenteeism rate, as well as increased corporate health costs. Medical tourism offers a huge advantage in getting employees back to physical health as quickly as possible. In addition, employees receive the added bonus of a mental break, some sunshine and rest, all of which reduce their overall stress levels and absenteeism throughout the year. This article argues that organizations should embrace medical tourism and highlights how one Alberta-based company (Global Health Shift Corp) is helping organizations navigate the complexities of doing so.
By T.S. Stoodley and Tanya R. Greffard.
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