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American College of Surgeons releases statement on medical tourism

American College of Surgeons, May 12, 2009

In response to the number of patients seeking medical and surgical care overseas increasing in recent years, the American College of Surgeons studied the issue and developed an official "Statement on Medical and Surgical Tourism." The ACS statement "was developed with the patient's interests in mind," according to James Unti, MD, FACS, a medical associate with the ACS Nora Institute for Surgical Patient Safety.