Medical tourism today: what is the state of existing knowledge?

@article{Hopkins2010MedicalTT,
  title={Medical tourism today: what is the state of existing knowledge?},
  author={Laura Hopkins and Ronald Labont{\'e} and Vivien E Runnels and Corinne Packer},
  journal={Journal of public health policy},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={185-98}
}
One manifestation of globalization is medical tourism. As its implications remain largely unknown, we reviewed claimed benefits and risks. Driven by high health-care costs, long waiting periods, or lack of access to new therapies in developed countries, most medical tourists (largely from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe) seek care in Asia and Latin America. Although individual patient risks may be offset by credentialing and sophistication in (some) destination country facilities… CONTINUE READING
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