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Patients without Borders: The Emerging Global Market for Patients and the Evolution of Modern Health Care

  title={Patients without Borders: The Emerging Global Market for Patients and the Evolution of Modern Health Care},
  author={Nathan G Cortez},
  journal={Health Care Law \& Policy},
  • Nathan G Cortez
  • Published 27 April 2007
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Health Care Law & Policy
This article addresses the unique legal, policy, and ethical questions that arise when patients travel to foreign jurisdictions for medical care. A growing number of patients are leaving the United States, and employers, insurers, and even government payors are beginning to explore whether they can reduce spending by utilizing hospitals and physicians in developing countries. Because this is a dramatic leap, it has generated countless media stories, and has drawn attention from the WHO, WTO… 
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