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Evidence on global medical travel.

Ruggeri, K and Záliš, L and Meurice, CR and Hilton, I and Ly, T-L and Zupan, Z and Hinrichs, S (2015) Evidence on global medical travel. Bull World Health Organ, 93. pp. 785-789.

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The potential benefits of travelling across national borders to obtain medical treatment include improved care, decreased costs and reduced waiting times. However, medical travel involves additional risks, compared to obtaining treatment domestically. We review the publicly-available evidence on medical travel. We suggest that medical travel needs to be understood in terms of its potential risks and benefits so that it can be evaluated against alternatives by patients who are seeking care. We propose three domains -quality standards, informed decision-making, economic and legal protection - in which better evidence could support the development of medical travel policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision Making Global Health Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Health Policy Humans Medical Tourism Quality of Health Care Risk Assessment
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:40
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 06:24