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Hospitals in Business of Nursing Chinese Medical Tourism Patients Back to Health

Bioethics News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:48

(Medical Tourism Magazine) – Though the government has repeatedly pledged to improve regulations that govern organ transplants and increase supply, many Chinese patients turn their attention overseas for help. Those Chinese who decide to travel abroad – at least those that can afford to — are not only finding liver transplants in places like the United Kingdom, but other procedures as well – from cancer treatment in the United States and cosmetic surgery in South Korea to placenta injections in Switzerland and high-end checkups in Japan. One Gallup poll reported about 15 percent – one in seven – Chinese had said that some member of their household had traveled to another country to seek treatment for a medical condition.