Valorie A. Crooks, I. Glenn Cohen, Krystyna Adams, Rebecca Whitmore & Jeffrey Morgan, Inbound Medical Tourism to Barbados: A qualitative examination of local lawyers’ prospective legal and regulatory concerns, 15 BMC Health Services Res. 291 (2015).
Abstract: Enabled by globalizing processes such as trade liberalization, medical tourism is a practice that involves patients’ intentional travel to privately obtain medical care in another country. Empirical legal research on this issue is limited and seldom based on the perspectives of destination countries receiving medical tourists. We consulted with diverse lawyers from across Barbados to explore their views on the prospective legal and regulatory implications of the developing medical tourism industry in the country.