By I. Glenn Cohen

ISBN-10: 0199975094

ISBN-13: 9780199975099

Can your service provider require you to commute to India for a hip substitute as a situation of insurance? If damage effects, are you able to sue the healthcare professional, clinic or insurer for clinical malpractice within the kingdom the place you reside? Can a rustic limit its voters from assisting a relative trip to Switzerland for assisted suicide? What approximately commute for abortion? In Patients with Passports, I. Glenn Cohen tackles those vital questions, and offers the 1st finished felony and moral research of clinical tourism.

Medical tourism is a becoming multi-billion buck concerning thousands of sufferers who trip overseas every year to get health and wellbeing care. a few search valid providers like hip replacements and trip to prevent queues, get a better price, or simply because their insurer has given them an incentive to take action. Others search to bypass prohibitions on getting access to companies at domestic and pass in a foreign country to obtain abortions, assisted suicide, advertisement surrogacy, or experimental stem cellphone treatments.

In this ebook, writer I. Glenn Cohen specializes in sufferers touring for cardiac pass and different felony companies to areas like India, Thailand, and Mexico, and analyzes problems with caliber of care, sickness transmission, legal responsibility, deepest and public medical health insurance, and the consequences of this alternate on international overall healthiness care structures. He is going directly to study scientific tourism for providers unlawful within the patient's domestic state, similar to organ buy, abortion, assisted suicide, fertility companies, and experimental stem telephone remedies. the following, Cohen examines concerns equivalent to extraterritorial criminalization, exploitation, immigration, and the safety of kids. via compelling narratives, professional info, and motives Patients with Passports allows the reader to hook up with the main general felony and moral matters dealing with clinical tourism today.

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