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Letters HIV health tourism

Authors of report on cost of visitors and migrants to the NHS reply to letter calling for end to political rhetoric on health tourism

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2660
  1. Ian Bennett, director1,
  2. Darren Waite, senior consultant1,
  3. Anita Jolly, consultant in public health medicine1
  4. On behalf of Prederi
  1. 1Prederi, Oxted RH8 9EE, UK
  1. anita.jolly{at}

As authors of the Department of Health commissioned report on the cost of visitors and short term migrants to the NHS in England,1 we offer a counter interpretation to that of Schulkind and colleagues.2 Far from being “absurd,” it was a credible attempt to quantify use of NHS services by overseas visitors in the absence of any statistics directly measuring this. Peer review of our …

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