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Medical Tourism: March 2012 Archives

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Medical tourism: private care and public risks

Valorie Crooks of Simon Fraser University's Medical Tourism Research Group, discusses a new study that explores health and safety concerns for patients who travel outside Canada for surgery, and the risks for our public health care system when the patients return home.

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Why are Canadians seeking surgery abroad?

Too good to be true, or the answer to an overburdened public health care system? Rory Johnston, a Simon Fraser University researcher, discusses a new study which examined the experiences and motivations of Canadian medical tourists.


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Medical heroin, nurses and medical tourism

The needle and the study are done. UBC researchers conclude medical heroin is a more cost-effective treatment for addicts than methadone. We hear how it might influence policy in BC from Dr. Aslam Anis, the provincial health officer.

 

BC nurses' contract expires at the end of this month. BCNU President Debra McPherson says they need 2000 more nurses hired.

 

The Medical Tourism Research Group based at Simon Fraser University has published the first research report on the perceived health and safety risks for B.C.'s medical tourists. Valerie Crooks, associate professor of geography at Simon Fraser University and lead author of the study, explains.

 

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