Medical tourism – it’s already happening in places near and far

When Canadians travel abroad for private medical care they are engaging in what is known as medical tourism.  Medical tourism is a global, multi-billion dollar industry.  Patients from all regions of the world are traveling to a growing list of countries as medical tourists.  Our research group studies medical tourism, with a particular focus on

Medical tourism – coming to a place near you?

Andreas Laupacis healthydebate editor

Sometimes I smugly think that I know a reasonable amount about health care in Canada and elsewhere. Well, it is always good to have one’s smug illusions shattered every once in a while. When in Europe recently, I was at a presentation by the Turkish government about their focus on “medical tourism” – attracting residents