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dc.creatorRunnels, Vivienen
dc.creatorTurner, Leighen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:35:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:35:20Zen
dc.date.created2011-01en
dc.date.issued2011-01en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationIndian journal of medical ethics 2011 Jan-Mar; 8(1): 42-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Bioethics+and+transnational+medical+travel:+India,"medical+tourism,"+and+the+globalisation+of+healthcare.&title=Indian+journal+of+medical+ethics+&volume=8&issue=1&date=2011-01&au=Runnels,+Vivien;+Turner,+Leighen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1018941en
dc.description.abstractHealth-related travel, also referred to as "medical tourism" is historically well-known. Its emerging contemporary form suggests the development of a form of globalised for-profit healthcare. Medical tourism to India, the focus of a recent conference in Canada, provides an example of the globalisation of healthcare. By positioning itself as a low-cost, high-tech, fast-access and high-quality healthcare destination country, India offers healthcare to medical travellers who are frustrated with waiting lists and the limited availability of some procedures in Canada. Although patients have the right to travel and seek care at international medical facilities, there are a number of dimensions of medical tourism that are disturbing. The diversion of public investments in healthcare to the private sector, in order to serve medical travellers, perversely transfers public resources to international patients at a time when the Indian public healthcare system fails to provide primary healthcare to its own citizens. Further, little is known about patient safety and quality care in transnational medical travel. Countries that are departure points as well as destination countries need to carefully explore the ethical, social, cultural, and economic consequences of the growing phenomenon of for-profit international medical travel.en
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dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectMedical Tourismen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPrivate Sectoren
dc.subjectTravelen
dc.subjectWaiting Listsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationInternational and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicineen
dc.subject.classificationEconomics of Health Careen
dc.titleBioethics and Transnational Medical Travel: India,"Medical Tourism," and the Globalisation of Healthcareen
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