publication . Article . 2015

Medical Treatment not Approved yet? No Problem! Welcome to Circumvention Tourism

Snyder, Jeremy; Crooks, Valorie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 13 Jan 2015
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
China, Russia and countries in the Caribbean are positioning themselves as destinations for a new kind of medical tourist: the circumvention tourist. Increasingly people are traveling abroad for care that is unapproved by regulators in their home countries. In some cases, these so-called circumvention tourists may be seeking unproven and untested medical interventions.But why would someone want to skirt domestic regulations aimed at protecting patient safety? Our research about medical tourism in the Bahamas offers some insights.
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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