Could Medical Tourism Aid Health-Care Delivery?

Nakra, Prema
March 2011
Futurist;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p23
Information about the significance of medical tourism to the health care delivery system in the U.S. is discussed. It mentions that medical tourism represents a major challenge for U.S. health care delivery and offers and offers an opportunity to integrate and improve medical delivery globally. It highlights the impacts of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act to the U.S. health care providers including the estimation of the potential effects of increased coverage, reviewing of the operational capacity of the providers, and handling of the million people seeking for medical care. It comments that recruiting foreign-born physicians and nursing staff to the U.S. will be more challenging if medical tourism continues to grow.


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