Global health regulations should distinguish between medical tourism and transplant tourism - Alireza Bagheri

Medical tourism has been defined as traveling across international borders to obtain healthcare. It also refers to the practice of healthcare providers traveling internationally to deliver healthcare. Many countries, in the developed and developing world, for different reasons, have been trying to develop medical tourism programmes to attract patients from around the world. In the current situation, organ shortage is a worldwide problem and patients have to be registered on the waiting list if they need an organ for transplantation. Given the fact that there is no single country to achieve self-sufficiency in organ procurement so far, the number of organs available for transplantation is still not enough to address the need of the patients.

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