Some Wise and Timely Words about Medical Tourism

Posted on 7 July 2014 by Josef Woodman

Jeremy Abbate, Publishing Director, Scientific American Worldview


Over the past eight years, we at Patients Beyond Borders, as well as our hard-working colleagues in this field, have witnessed so many important changes. From its turn-of-the-century beginnings, contemporary medical tourism has evolved from a media circus of "sun 'n surgery" to become an integral component of the international healthcare infrastructure. International quality metrics, cost transparency, tele-consultations, remote diagnosis, advances in aftercare: nearly everything innovative about medical care now also touches our sector.

With that in mind, we thought you might be interested taking a sneak peak at the forewordto the Patients Beyond Borders Third Edition, penned by Jeremy Abbate, publishing director of Scientific American Worldview, the highly-regarded international magazine of Scientific American. Jeremy does a great job of articulating the important role medical travel now plays in the innovative, evolving world of global healthcare.

Scroll down to Page 11 to view the foreword--for the ultra-busy reader, key passages have been highlighted in yellow!

Patients Beyond Borders Third Edition will be released this September in print and ebook format. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy Jeremy’s insights. As always, we welcome your comments.


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