Outsourcing Your Health - CHES43

Outsourcing Your Health

The Pitfalls of Medical Tourism

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.6 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Nearly 30 years ago, the world effectively went global. First, there was mass migration of people because of easy air travel. This was soon followed by globalization of the economy. Now healthcare is following the same trend. The rising cost of healthcare insurance has meant that many families only have the most basic coverage. Patients from all walks of life are now going abroad for surgery to countries and regions such as India, the Middle East, Romania, South Africa and many Central and South American countries. Healthcare today is a global phenomenon that brings in billions of dollars. 


The goal of this medical tourism continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, occupational therapists and physicians with information about medical tourism and its pros and cons. After completing this activity, you will be better able to:
  • Review the dilemmas facing American consumers who seek better healthcare.
  • Describe how India and other Asian countries have tried to attract American patients.
  • List the disadvantages of going abroad for medical care.

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, occupational therapists and physicians.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 6/5/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/14/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Lorena I - MORENO VALLEY, CA  ·  Jan 30, 2020
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Karen H - Elkton, VA  ·  Dec 18, 2019
Great information on outsourcing healthcare
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Judith M - Banning, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2013
I thought some of the questions on the test were not clearly stated.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00