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Businesses are moving production to other countries as a means to cut production costs down, military personnel are able to communicate around the world with family members more quickly and efficiently, and entrepreneurs are able to reach a wider, global market thanks to globalization.
The health care industry is also affected by globalization. Physicians are traveling to other countries to perform volunteer work and patients are traveling to other countries to receive medical care. This brings both pros and cons to the globalization of healthcare.
On the pro side of healthcare globalization, an article by Kanavos et al. They also have a lack of diagnostic capabilities and poor transport options.
Under the program, the manufacturer provides drugs at no cost directly to eligible patients. This program helps over 18, patients worldwide each year.
Another positive aspect of healthcare globalization is that physicians, students, and other professionals to provide care to those who live in countries that do not have adequate health care.
For instance, in an article by Snyder et al. In two articles Snyder et al. Medical procedures in countries such as India and Mexico tend to cost only ten to twenty percent of the identical treatment in North America.
One source, Snyder et al. While there are several pros to the globalization of healthcare, there are however, certain cons to it as well. In an article by Snyder et al. The article continues to elaborate that medical tourism may shift services from preventive public health measures, to less effective and more expensive private clinics.
One source Segouin et al. The authors suggest developing global standards in medical education and health care delivery, which has the potential of improving the quality of health care around the world. This of course creates another set of pros and cons.
One article written by Snyder et al. They had very little education and little knowledge of the culture when they were assigned to a clinic with hundreds of patients, yet only one physician. The student ended up treating many patients alone without patient histories or performing tests on many of them.
The student also mentioned that some of his colleagues with the same amount of education, were already performing surgeries they would not have performed until much later in their education. This story demonstrates some of the potential dangers of volunteerism.
When students or physicians with little education or knowledge of the culture they are in, volunteer, patients of those countries run the risk of making their symptoms worse. Even though there are both pros and cons to the globalization of healthcare, I have my own opinion about it.
Overall, I think globalization does more benefit than harm.
In the article by Kanavos et al. Globalization has brought access to medication from manufacturers to less developed countries where patients can either not afford it, or would not have access to it. From what I have learned in the articles by Snyder et al.
I also think that patients from more developed countries such as North America, should have the freedom and access to travel to other countries to receive the same medical procedure at a fraction of the cost.
From what I have seen between doctors and insurance companies, getting any type of medical procedure is very expensive. Even though they live in a more developed country, not everyone can afford or have access to quality health care.
Patients should have the ability to receive quality care, regardless if they have money or not, and regardless if they live in a more developed country or not.
In conclusion, there are many pros and cons to healthcare globalization. Patients in less developed countries can receive medication and care that they would not receive otherwise, doctors and physicians can volunteer and travel to other countries to provide care and treatment, and patients have the ability to travel to other countries to receive care that would normally be very expensive in their own country.
However, with globalization runs the risk of patients in other countries not receiving quality care due to volunteers lacking in education, as well as ethical dilemmas.
Overall, I would say that healthcare globalization is more beneficial than not. Benefits of Global Partnerships to facilitate access to medicines in developing countries: Globalization in health care: Is international standardization of quality a step toward outsourcing?: Fly by medical Care: Conceptualizing the global and local social responsibilities of medical tourists and physician volunttourists:The authors suggest developing global standards in medical education and health care delivery, which has the potential of improving the quality of health care around the world.
This of course creates another set of pros and cons. Health is minimised to quantifiable health risks and disease prevention through food-gene interactions. The third assumption is that disease prevention by minimisation of risks is in the hands of the individual and that personal risks, revealed either through tests or belonging to a risk group, will play a large role in disease prevention.
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