Medical tourism needs rules, says legal expert to speak in Vancouver: Health care systems in developed world pay for mistakes
Medical tourism is not only bringing ethical questions home with returning patients, but also higher costs to fix botched procedures or antibiotic resistant infections, says an international expert in the field.
Glenn Cohen, a Harvard law professor and author of Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics, says North Americans need to take a hard look at the consequences of millions of trips taken outside their countries each year for medical or dental treatment. [...]
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