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The paper explores how going abroad for any number of health care procedures has become a multi-billion dollar industry, and is growing every year.
From the Paper:"Those who continue to believe that the U.S. has the best and most effective medical system are wrong. The proof is that there is an enormous increase in "Medical Tourism"- that is, people going to other countries for quality care at usually lower prices, and even using techniques and medications not yet approved domestically. "Medical tourism has become big business. Estimates of the number of Americans who travel overseas for health care vary from 300,000 to 500,000. The market itself is valued at more than $20 billion, and is expected to rise to $40 billion by 2010" (Tepper 2008 6). Those astounding figures unfortunately..."
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Medical Tourism (2008, December 01) Retrieved March 03, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/medical-tourism-140522/
"Medical Tourism" 01 December 2008. Web. 03 March. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/medical-tourism-140522/>