Children travelling for treatment: what we don't know

Culley, Lorraine; Hudson, Nicky; Baldwin, Kylie; Lakhanpaul, Monica
June 2013
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2013, Vol. 98 Issue 6, p442
Academic Journal
Travel for the purposes of obtaining medical treatment is increasing, but very little is known about the extent or nature of child medical travel. This paper discusses the outcome of a systematic search for academic literature on paediatric medical travel, outlines the potential significance of 'return health migration' by parents and children from minority ethnic groups in the UK, and suggests an agenda for future multidisciplinary research in this field.


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