Outsourcing Your Health - OT43

Outsourcing Your Health

The Pitfalls of Medical Tourism

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(3.9 / 16 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, occupational therapists and physicians.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/5/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/14/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/5/2015

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.

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Amy B - Atwood, CO  ·  Feb 15, 2016
A timely course with good information
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Andre N - Barnardsville, NC  ·  Oct 02, 2015
i want the US to offer universal healthcare
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BENJAMIN B - Heath, OH  ·  Dec 02, 2014
This course was informative.
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allan m - west hollywood, CA  ·  Apr 01, 2014
This course is simply awful.
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KAREN L - WILMINGTON, NC  ·  Oct 24, 2013
Interesting to learn about other countries and a very different appreciation to where the USA stands in comparison now with healthcare.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50