TITLE

Medical Globalization: "A Fin de Siecle Phenomenon"

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, D. Douglas
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Multinational Business Review (St. Louis University);Winter2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The economic phenomenon of "globalization" has broadly affected the health care industry and the medical profession in the late 20th century. Governmental and private sector managed care reach is expanding globally, as patients are "securitized" and traded as covered lives. Arbitrage of health care goods and services is creating commoditization effects, including trans-border parallel markets (i.e. black markets). Consumers and governments are becoming concerned about privacy issues and product standardization, while Third World challenges remain in the public health realm (i.e., infectious pandemics, sanitation, nutrition and overpopulation).
ACCESSION #
13259842

 

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