Medical Tourism


  • To raise awareness of the high level of quality healthcare available in various countries.
  • To promote positive and stable growth of the Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Industry with a strong focus on transparency and communication.
  • To provide an unbiased source of information for patients, insurance companies and employers about top hospitals, with emphasis on their quality of care and outcomes.
  • To protect the reputation of the Medical Tourism industry from disreputable hospitals, healthcare providers, and medical tourism facilitators which may not have the same level of quality healthcare and standards.
  • To serve as one voice for the industry while working with government organizations or the media, in order to protect the reputation of the EDS members.

The EDS works with healthcare providers, governments, insurance companies, employers, and other buyers of healthcare in its medical tourism, international patient, and healthcare initiatives. The EDS is also committed to raising consumer awareness of international healthcare options and has specific initiatives designed to educate and increase the number of consumers who travel for healthcare.

The EDS works to inform consumers about options for medical treatment, whether they are local or halfway around the world. You can learn more about these initiatives below. The EDS educates consumers through its publications, such as its Health & Wellness Destination Guides and Medical Tourism Magazine. Most of the EDS resources are available online, including the No. 1 internet portal for healthcare consumers: www.eds-aviation.Org. EDS has three tenets: Transferring in Quality and Pricing, Communication, and Educating in health programs.

  • To promote and provide a forum for communication and to increase connectivity between patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies.
  • To seek out future affiliated industries and technologies that will allow international healthcare providers to operate more efficiently in the global healthcare industry.
  • To educate patients, insurance companies, agents, brokers, consultants and physicians from around the world about the growth of medical tourism and the globalization of healthcare.