Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism

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Columbia Global Reports
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4.9 X 7.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author
Sasha Issenberg is the author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns (2012) and The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy (2007). He is the Washington correspondent for Monocle and a contributor to Bloomberg Politics. He covered the 2008 election as a national political correspondent for The Boston Globe and the 2012 election as a columnist for Slate. His work has also appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and George, where he was a contributing editor. He is currently a resident scholar in the UCLA Department of Political Science and lives in Los Angeles.
"A small, sharp new book ... It reads like a magazine article--fast, entertaining and occasionally funny." --Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post

"Revealing and timely new book ... A notable strength of this book is Issenberg's keen and thorough shoe-leather reporting as he brings us through the hospitals of Eastern Europe." --Adam Gaffney, The New Republic

"Issenberg takes a look at the practice and its ramifications for the way people around the world receive health care. He examines examples ranging from a Hungarian dentist who has built an empire out of treating travelers, to heart surgery on the cheap in Thailand, to a backlash against foreign patients in Israel." --Nick Robins-Early, The Huffington Post

"Accessible, on-the-ground reporting of an increasingly commonplace phenomenon with serious implications for the future of health care." --Kirkus Reviews

"This book may come as a shock to those used to medical tourism books that are little more than paid advertorial, so based on the past that they are out of date. The Hungarian dental tourism business seems to be pretending that the book does not exist. Read it and understand why." --International Medical Travel Journal

"As medical and dental tourism options continue to proliferate in Costa Rica and around the globe, more and more patients will become tourists seeking affordable care away from home. This is the future of healthcare." --The Costa Rican Star