Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 41 (1):286-300 (2013)

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Yanzhou Chen
New York University
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Travelling internationally to acquire medical treatments otherwise unavailable or inaccessible in one’s home country is not a novel concept. Conventionally, such medical travel largely entailed patients from developed countries or wealthy patients from the developing world seeking care in Western facilities like the Mayo Clinic in the U.S. and myriad private clinics along Harley Street in London, England. What is different about the topical phenomenon known as “medical tourism” is the growing trend of health services export in the opposite direction. The number of patients travelling from the developed world to low- and middle-income countries for treatments has ballooned in recent years, primarily driven by difficulties with accessing affordable care at home. According to a liberal estimate by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the number of Americans travelling abroad for care rose from 750,000 in 2007 to 1.6 million in 2012. On the flip side, Thailand reportedly treated a total of 1.3 million foreign nationals in 2007, which represented a 16% leap from 2001.
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A Robust, Particularist Ethical Assessment of Medical Tourism.Zahra Meghani - 2011 - Developing World Bioethics 11 (1):16-29.
Medical Bioethics and Medical Tourism in Thailand.Arthur Saniotis - 2008 - Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 18 (5):150-151.

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