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Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

This briefing paper about tourism for cosmetic surgery discusses vacation-related surgery trips. Report was prepared by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The Society provides a patient safety checklist. Useful overview and link to international ASPS member surgeons. Updated 2010. This site also has a 2018 report of a study on complications and costs of medical tourism for cosmetic surgery abroad.

MedlinePlus: Traveler’s Health

Topics for consumers who travel, such as jet lag, ears and altitude, motion sickness, in-flight medicine, traveler first aid kits, Cruise ships, Zika, vaccine recommendations, pregnancy and flying can all be found at this site

Risks with Medical Tourism (CDC and AMA)

The CDC discusses risks, and provides advice and guidance on medical tourism. They state the 9 principles from the American Medical Association for employers and insurance companies to follow when encouraging consumers to get medical care outside the US.

Travel and Health | CDC

Extensive site by the CDC that covers travel injuries and illnesses abroad, vaccinations, health warnings and precautions, cruise ship and air travel, advice for pregnant women. See travel notices for COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. While CDC does not generally issue advisories for domestic travel, it has written recommendations for travel inside the US. The website allows search by international destination location. Useful for missions and disaster relief, as well as avoiding unnecessary travel. Sections for Cholera, Coronavirus, Ebola, Measles, Polio, Yellow Fever, Zika and any new outbreaks CDC is monitoring

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