Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism

Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism

by Sasha Issenberg


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Today more people travel to Hungary for dental care than to any other country in Europe. The fascinating story of how Hungary became Europe's dental chair is a case study in medical tourism, which has become a growing multi-billion-dollar industry — exploding in places as varied as India, Brazil, Korea, and Costa Rica — as countries rewrite laws to compete for patients. Doctors and dentists have to run a business, but does globalization destroy the dream of high-quality universal health care? Sasha Issenberg, the acclaimed author of The Sushi Economy and The Victory Lab, goes on the trail of dental tourism in Eastern Europe in search of answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990976387
Publisher: Columbia Global Reports
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sasha Issenberg is the author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns (2012) and The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy (2007). He is the Washington correspondent for Monocle and a contributor to Bloomberg Politics. He covered the 2008 election as a national political correspondent for The Boston Globe and the 2012 election as a columnist for Slate. His work has also appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and George, where he was a contributing editor. He is currently a resident scholar in the UCLA Department of Political Science and lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Prologue 10

Chapter 1 Orbán's Dentist 19

Chapter 2 Bismarck and Beveridge 27

Chapter 3 Torn Curtain 37

Chapter 4 Brain Drain 52

Chapter 5 Flying Bodies 68

Chapter 6 Europa 75

Chapter 7 The Bulgarian Method 86

Chapter 8 The Eastern Front 95

Epilogue 106

Acknowledgments 114

Further Readings 118

Endnotes 120

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