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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:22pm

Tourism from other countries creating doctor shortage for Thai citizens...is tourism creating shortages in other countries...BD 

November 29, 2007 · Millions of people come to Bangkok for medical care. They get everything from face-lifts to heart-bypass operations. These medical tourists have helped boost the Thai economy, but there's a downside. Doctors in Thailand have become so busy with foreigners that Thai patients are having trouble getting care.

When medical tourists come to Bangkok, they usually go to places like Bumrungrad Hospital. It's a private facility, downtown, near the fancy hotels. It has a sushi bar, interpreters who speak Arabic and Mandarin, and VIP suites with marble bathrooms.

NPR : Medical Tourism Creates Thai Doctor Shortage

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