The Chicago Tribune, Medical Tourism and Patient Safety

The Chicago Tribune recently published an article about medical tourism  by Alexia Elejalde Ruiz that quotes Joseph Woodman pretty heavily.  He writes about medical tourism and quality but from more of a statistical and policy perspective (no medical background.)

The article was written to give tips to potential medical travelers, and mentions JCI accreditation and standards etc.  I think this shows a growing awareness among the media and consumers that there is a need to regulate this industry to protect patients from harm.

Unfortunately, this article did not go into more detail, and despite mentioning Colombia in the article subtitle, there was nothing further about Colombia in the article.

Too bad – as my long time readers know – my entire purpose and mission in writing and researching this book was to provide consumers with exactly this sort of information  – from first hand observation.

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