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.
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.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, 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.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.