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International E-Health and National Health Care Systems

Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-375678-7.00617-9
  • Bilateral
  • E-Health
  • Gats
  • Health Systems
  • International Trade
  • Outsourcing
  • Remote Health Services
  • Telemedicine
  • Trade In Health Services


Abstract This article is concerned with the impact of international e-health on national health systems. It does so by first considering the different uses of e-health. It then analyzes how the health systems of both the countries which provide the e-health services and those who ‘purchase’ them are affected by this type of trade. Finally, the article provides a description of how different modes of trade (multilateral, regional, and bilateral) affect the impact of e-health on national health systems, and concludes highlighting the need to consider all forms of trade when discussing international e-health services.

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