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  • Going overseas for medical treatment and healthcare is called medical tourism.
  • About 15,000 Australians travel overseas for medical treatment each year.
  • The Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons warn against medical tourism because it is risky.
  • People thinking about medical tourism should carefully consider the risks, their legal options if something goes wrong, and what their insurance covers.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2017