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Marketing Mexican Medicine To U.S. Patients

Marketplace: "A few medical tourism groups want to bring more American patients to Mexican hospitals for more than cheap prescriptions and dental work. They're promoting top notch care for cheaper price tag than what the patient would get in the U.S." One such group, located in Tijuana, Mexico, thinks it has the answer to more affordable health care. This organization, The organization, "sort of a mix between a PR firm and an accreditation service" reviews and "certifies health care providers in Baja California, and refers American patients to the region's hospitals and doctors -- places like Excel Medical Center in Tijuana" (Ferguson, 7/19).

KHN's earlier, related coverage: Latest Destination For Medical Tourism: The U.S. (Appleby, 7/7).

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