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AMA offers guidance to patients going abroad

Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2008
As medical tourism continues to grow, the American Medical Assocaciation is providing guidance to patients about traveling abroad for care and to employers about covering such procedures. The AMA approved the guidelines at its annual policymaking meeting in Chicago, and representatives said about 150,000 Americans in 2006 received some form of medical care overseas. About half were for "medically necessary procedures," according to AMA representatives.