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Medical Tourism in the Tropics: New Regulation is Needed to Tackle Equity and Quality Concerns in Barbados

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2015
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Medical tourism is on the rise as many patients travel overseas to seek private medical care that is either more expensive, unavailable or requires long waiting periods in their home country. Barbados, a small Caribbean island actively planning for medical tourism industry development, faces common challenges affecting destination countries such as degraded local access to healthcare, and possible brain drain of domestic medical workers. To address such concerns, the government must navigate both legal and ethical obstacles to develop effective regulatory mechanisms for their emerging medical tourism sector.
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Adams, K., V.A. Crooks, I. G. Cohen, and R. Whitmore. Medical tourism in the Tropics: New regulation is needed to tackle equity and quality concerns in Barbados. A Global Village, 13 (2015). http://aglobalvillage.org/journal/online/medical-tourism-in-the-tropics_krystyna-adams/
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A Global Village
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Medical Tourism in the Tropics: New Regulation is Needed to Tackle Equity and Quality Concerns in Barbados
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2015
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13
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English
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