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An Overview of Mexico’s Medical Tourism Industry: The Cases of Mexico City and Monterrey. version 1.0

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In this report we offer some general information on Mexico and its health system before going into detail about key developments in its medical tourism industry. Complementing the main text, nine Appendices provide additional detailed insights. Appendix 1 offers a synthesis of media coverage of medical tourism in Mexico City’s main newspapers in recent years, while Appendix 2 is a synthesis of media coverage of 2 | P a g e medical tourism in Monterrey. In Appendix 3 we share a summary of policy documents central to medical tourism in Mexico. In this Appendix we consider five health equity indicators most often discussed in the medical tourism literature: (1) impacts on health human resources; (2) government involvement in the industry; (3) foreign investment in the industry; (4) impacts on private health care; and (5) impacts on public health care. In Appendix 4 we provide a list of agencies involved in medical tourism in Mexico City and Monterrey. Appendices 5 and 6 are respectively a map of facilities in Mexico City and Monterrey interested in medical tourism. Appendix 7 summarizes the advertised medical services and Appendix 8 lists the accepted national and international insurance agencies for select hospitals in Mexico City. Finally, the trade and investment treaties in Mexico are included in Appendix 9.
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