Global Health Histories Seminar 73: Medical Tourism
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Speakers: Dr. Neil Lunt, University of York, UK & Dr Edward Kelley, World Health Organization Patient Safety.
Across the world there are newly emerging patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services. Particular attention has been paid to flows of patients who are being treated outside of their national jurisdiction. Patients, it would appear, are on the move and medical tourism is on the rise. Dr. Lunt’s talk will focus on emerging issues and knowledge relating to: individual patients; clinics and hospitals; and national health systems.
Dr Neil Lunt is a Reader in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. He was Principal Investigator on an NIHR funded-study of medical travel (2011-2013), and led a 2011 review Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health System Implications: A scoping review (Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD). He has published widely on issues relating to global and comparative social policy.
Dr. Kelley will offer the perspective from WHO on the current growth in medical tourism and how medical tourism fits in with WHO’s new focus on safety, quality, integration and people centredness of health services.
Part of the World Health Organization Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the University of York’s Department of History and generously supported by the Wellcome Trust.