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The globalization of health care

Julio Frenk, Octavio Gömez-Dantés, Orvill Adams and Emmanuela E. Gakidou

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631985
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0003
The globalization of health care

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This chapter discusses the globalization of health care. The first part of the chapter addresses the current situation of the global health order, emphasizing the changes that have occurred in the last half of the 20th century and that are now demanding regional or global responses. The second part reviews the globalization of health care. Trade in health services is addressed in its four basic forms: (1) export of services; (2) the international movement of health care consumers; (3) the international movement of health care providers; (4) and the establishment of facilities in other countries. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the role of the World Trade Organization in the field of health care.

Keywords: global health; health services; global health order; World Trade Organization; health care consumers; health care providers

Chapter.  7254 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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