The overlooked side of Medical Tourism

  • Preeti Tiwari Yenepoya Medical College, Karnataka, India


Medical tourism industry is very dynamic and is becoming famous with each passing day. Medical tourism offers high quality treatments, access to latest technology, best surgeons, no wait list, travel opportunities and most important high savings. Apart from various appealing positive aspects it is also associated with frightening consequences like medical risks, legal, ethical considerations, hidden expenditure, lack of medical documentation and negative effect on host country. The article describes the neglected side of the medical tourism about which a medical tourist should be aware of before taking a step forward.

How to Cite
Tiwari, P. (2017). The overlooked side of Medical Tourism. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 1(2), 95-97. Retrieved from
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