Letters Seeking treatment abroad

Challenge of migrating patients

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6665 (Published 23 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6665
  1. Luisa M Massimo, professor emeritus, paediatric haematology and oncology1,
  2. Thomas J Wiley, head, international affairs, scientific directorate1
  1. 1Giannina Gaslini Children’s Research Hospital, Genova, Italy
  1. luisamassimo{at}ospedale-gaslini.ge.it

Legido-Quigley and McKee raise some of the thornier issues faced by healthcare authorities dealing with patients seeking medical care outside their own country.1 As with countless other tertiary hospitals throughout Europe, our centre, the largest public paediatric facility in Italy, has had to come to grips with this new …

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