Thursday, June 13, 2013

Losing it in Mexico and other stories of medical tourism

Like they say in the film, there are eight million stories in the naked city.

There are at least as many stories about medical tourism - that thing where people leave their (usually developed) country to get medical treatment in another (frequently developing) country at their own expense.

I've been trying to tell a few of those stories over the past year and a bit. It's an effort to reflect what researchers are discovering about the largely unmonitored international trade in health services in all of its complexity.

The latest stories are now on the CBC website:

medical tourism