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Medical Tourism And "Patients With Passports"

Oxford University Press

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. 

But would you travel to another country for the procedure? 

And how about if your insurance required you to travel abroad for medical work? 

It happens in today's world, a trend called "medical tourism." 

And as you'd expect, it opens several cans of worms, examined in the book Patients With Passports.

Author Glenn Cohen joins us with stories and ethical discussions. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.