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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

I. Glenn Cohen


The world may be getting smaller every day, but until very recently health care remained local. This book is the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of one part of the globalization of health care: medical tourism. Medical tourists are individuals who travel abroad for the primary purpose of getting health care in a growing multibillion-dollar industry. Medical tourism raises questions such as whether employers can require employees to travel as a condition of insurance coverage, whether patients subject to medical malpractice may bring lawsuits in their home country against their p ... More

Keywords: medical tourism, globalization, bioethics, law, regulation, philosophy, medicine, organ purchase, abortion, insurance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199975099
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

I. Glenn Cohen, author
Harvard Law School