Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Links to academic and policy references on medical travel

These links sections will be updated from time to time, so please check back. Meanwhile, I've discovered a continuously revised list of publications on medical travel hosted by Dr Robert Bristow of Westfield State College:

European Union
Middle East

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Medical Tourism City

An interesting new online community called 'Medical Tourism City' has recently sprouted up: It seems to be pretty interactive and includes groups, forums, chat space, blogs, events postings and the like. There's a group dedicated to Medical Tourism Research, set up by Prof David Vequist (find out more about his group's work at, and one on Ethics in Medical Tourism, set up by Dr Steve Green, a physician involved in the Trent Accreditation Scheme for Hospitals.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Visual/audio reports on medical travel

Saturday, 10 January 2009

The Death of Mr Lazarescu

The dark Romanian comedy, The Death of Mr Lazarescu, directed by Cristi Piui, is a stellar film I had the fortune to watch last night. It addresses a range of timely issues pertinent to those of us concerned with 'medical mobilities' -- demonstrating the life-threatening confusion of being shuttled back and forth within a national healthcare system in disarray, highlighting the power struggles and egotistical posturing that plague the medical profession, and questioning whether individuals are responsible for taking care of their health in order to avoid burdening overloaded health systems.