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Under-Regulated Healthcare Phenomena in a Flat World: Medical Tourism and Outsourcing


Nicolas Terry


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Western New England Law Review, Vol. 29, 2007

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This Article examines two intersecting phenomena: medical tourism and the outsourcing of health care goods and services. "Medical Tourism" (Part I) involves the resident of one state or country physically experiencing health care in another place. "Outsourcing" (Part II) involves care that appears domestic but has been disaggregated to allow some components to be performed non-domestically. Frequently the patient (or in the case of final beneficiaries of a clinical trial, a domestic user of a subsequently approved drug) does not know that care has been outsourced. These two phenomena currently operate outside, and may be disruptive of, contemporary Western health care regulation. While health care, particularly in the U.S., is our most highly regulated industry, medical tourism and outsourcing appear to operate outside our traditional regulatory matrix. Having examined the extent to which this is an accurate intuition, this Article questions (in Part III) the extent to which we do or will enjoy increased trading of health services and addresses some of the issues that must be considered in approaching any regulatory questions posed by medical tourism and outsourcing.

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Date posted: August 19, 2008  

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Terry, Nicolas, Under-Regulated Healthcare Phenomena in a Flat World: Medical Tourism and Outsourcing. Western New England Law Review, Vol. 29, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1229256

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Nicolas P. Terry (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 W. New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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