Lee - Medical tourism is a MeSH Term

Medical Tourism

Travel to another country for the purpose of medical treatment.

Year introduced: 2010

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On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 8:23 AM, Lee Hover <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Altho not a MESH term, the phrase 'medical tourist' or 'medical tourism'
> is often used, particularly as pertains to Americans going to another
> country for medical care.
> Lee Hover, D. Med. Hum.
> Lacey, WA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Tanisha Mills
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:47 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: REF: MeSH terms for 'traveling' patients
> Greetings colleagues:
> I would like to pick your collective brains for the appropriate Mesh
> term(s) to describe patients who travel to another country for specialty
> care. They aren't immigrants--as they are not permanently moving to the
> US--but aren't "commuting", either.?To offer context for the query, here is
> what the patron provided:
> *...patients from outside the USA-i.e. Mexico, Caribbean, Middle East, etc
> for treatment.  TB, vaccine preventable diseases, intestinal parasites,
> and antimicrobial resistant organisms can be issues.   We are wanting
> information about infection prevention/control issues for international
> patients, including vaccine requirements*
> ?Thanks in advance for any terms that would correctly describe patients who
> Best regards,
> Tanisha
> --
> Tanisha N. Mills, MLIS
> *Aspiring Medical Librarian*