418: Medical Tourism-The Wandering Sick

Happy New Year listeners! In This episode, Dr's J and Santhosh return from their hiatus to tell you all about medical tourism! Along the way, they cover Thai penis whitening, international standards of beauty, ideas for Marvel superheroes, ancient medical tourism, snake farms, European spa towns, Tooth tourism, risks and benefits of medical tourism, nosocomial infections, accreditation societies, what to take with you, insurance coverage, popular destinations and more! So Sit back as we take you on a tour of medical destinations!

1. http://www.newsweek.com/penis-whitening-laser-procedure-goes-viral-thailand-770962
2. Hall CM. Medical Tourism – The ethics, regulation and marketing of health mobility. 1st ed. Routledge, New York, 2013; pp. 3-27.
3. https://www.news-medical.net/health/Medical-Tourism-Risks.aspx
4. Hodges JR, Turner L, Kimball AM. Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health services. ABC-CLIO LLC, Santa Barbara, California, 2012.
5. http://www.uncp.edu/academics/research/medical-tourism-research-center/educational-resources-consumers/organizations-promote-medical-tourism
6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25156070

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