Medical tourism can pose problems, but savings are welcome – Washington Post

Medical tourism
Re: “The future of American medicine may be offshore” [Apr. 5]: The interest in getting much less costly health care overseas is understandable.
But what happens to a patient who has major surgery in India, for example, has immediate post-op care there and everthing is fine until they come back to the United States and start having complications? Will surgeons here want to pick up someone else’s problems when they were not involved at all in the original health care? It will be very difficult to find doctors who will be willing to put their reputation on the line and risk a huge lawsuit. Yes, many folks do just fine, but what about those who do not?
Someone, somewhere, somehow must fix our out-of-control system — not find others to do it for us and help destroy the best health care in the world.

 

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