Domestic Medical Tourism: Coming to a Center Near You

Daniel K. Moon, MD, MS, MBA, and Charles Carroll IV, MD

Although medical “tourism” and itinerant surgery have been part of the medical profession since its inception, Domestic Medical Tourism (DMT) is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon. As a result, physicians and surgeons are faced with both practical and ethical considerations not previously encountered. In this two-part series, members of the AAOS Ethics Committee will outline some of these considerations, in the hope that they will be included in discussions on the topic.

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