medical tourism

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medical tourism (uncountable)

  1. (pejorative) Travelling across international borders, generally from a rich country to a poor country, to deliver healthcare, often on a temporary basis. [1][2][3][4][5][6].
  2. Travelling across international borders to obtain health care[7].

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  1. ^ Shaywitz, D.A., & Ausiello, D.A. (2002). Global Health: A Chance for Western Physicians to Give - and Receive. The American Journal of Medicine, 113, 354-357.
  2. ^ Bezruchka, S. (2000). Medical Tourism as Medical Harm to the Third World: Why? For Whom? Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 11, 77-78.
  3. ^ Roberts, M. (2006). Duffle Bag Medicine. Journal of the American Medical Association, 295, 1491-1492.
  4. ^ Pinto, A.D., & Upshur, R.E.G. (2009). Global Health Ethics for Students. Developing World Bioethics, 9, 1-10.
  5. ^ James, D. (1999). Going Global. The New Physician, 48, online. Accessed 7 May 2009. [1]
  6. ^ Jim Baraldi. "A harm in 'medical tourism.' The poor need lasting efforts to improve global health, not feel-good field trips." [2] The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 25, 2009.
  7. ^ Gahlinger, PM. The Medical Tourism Travel Guide: Your Complete Reference to Top-Quality, Low-Cost Dental, Cosmetic, Medical Care & Surgery Overseas. Sunrise River Press, 2008.