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'Medical tourists' are unique ED challenge.

Type
Published Article
Journal
ED management : the monthly update on emergency department management
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2007
Volume
19
Issue
10
Pages
113–114
Identifiers
PMID: 17983026
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When foreign visitors present in your ED, treating their immediate medical complaints may be the least of your problems, say ED managers who regularly treat "medical tourists". You must be prepared to: Help arrange for housing if patients or family members must remain in town until their follow-up visit. Make sure to have access not only to verbal translation services, but to individuals who can read drug labels and medical histories that are written in foreign languages.

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