Enjeux éthiques à mieux définir le tourisme médical et ses protagonistes au Québec
This commentary analyzes the ethical issues raised by circular 03-01-42-07, which prescribes the application of a 200% fee increase to any person not affiliated with the RAMQ (public health insurance) for care delivered in a health and social services network establishment. This fee rule applies both to people who do not reside in Quebec (tourists) and to those who reside in Quebec without health insurance coverage. Assuming that it is intended to protect the health network from medical tourism, this commentary demonstrates its unfairness and inequity when applied to persons residing in Quebec.
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