Country health / medical ratings

This item appears on page 95 of the February 2009 issue.

Available only in conjunction with any of their travel insurance or medical evacuation plans, Medex Global Group, Inc. (Baltimore, MD; 800/537-2029 or 410/453-6300, offers analyses of the quality of health care and medical facilities in any of 237 countries.

Each 360°m Global Medical Monitor report covers one country’s current medical alerts, top diseases, required vaccinations, health care conditions and medical risk ratings and also lists local preferred hospitals and Medex emergency contact information.

Example — the Travmed International Medical/Evacuation plan for a 52-year-old traveling 20 days in Denmark, Finland and Norway costs from $64 to $84 (depending on deductible and coverage options). Having purchased that plan, the traveler could buy 360°m reports for Denmark, Finland and Norway at the cost of $8.95 each.