The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism
Columbia Global Reports, Paperback, 9780990976387, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Today more people travel to Hungary for dental care than to any other country in Europe. The fascinating story of how Hungary became Europe's dental chair is a case study in medical tourism, which has become a growing multi-billion-dollar industry exploding in places as varied as India, Brazil, Korea, and Costa Rica as countries rewrite laws to compete for patients. Doctors and dentists have to run a business, but does globalization destroy the dream of high-quality universal health care? Sasha Issenberg, the acclaimed author of "The Sushi Economy" and "The Victory Lab," goes on the trail of dental tourism in Eastern Europe in search of answers.
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.