Medical tourism raises questions that highlight the need for care and caution

Ruchir Chavada, Siong H Hui and Vana Nagendra
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00004
Published online: 3 August 2015

The article by Greenfield and Pawsey highlights the risks associated with medical tourism which is increasingly common among Australians.1 Cosmetic procedures like tattooing also place people at high risk of acquiring such infections.

  • Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW


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