TOUR 360 Medical Tourism (TOUR360)


Course Memo

This course provides an in-depth, comprehensive assessment of the benefits and risks when health care becomes a global commodity. The course explains how government agencies, medical tourism companies, international hospital chains, and other organizations promote medical tourism and the globalization of health care. The topics explored include the legal remedies available to medical tourists when procedures go awry; potential consequences when patients cross borders for medical procedures that are illegal in their home countries; the relationship of medical tourism to international spread of infectious disease; and the lack of adequate transnational policies and regulations governing the global market for health services.