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American Medical Association provides guidance on medical tourism

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 30 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a575
  1. Jessica Wapner
  1. 1New York

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has drawn up guidelines on medical tourism for patients, employers, insurers, and medical travel coordinators. The guidelines call for better public awareness about the need to coordinate care before and after operations. They also advocate that financial incentives to obtain care outside the US do not inappropriately limit the alternatives available to patients or restrict referral options and that patients are referred only to internationally …

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