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Cadernos de Saúde Pública

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SANTOS, Maria Angelica Borges dos  and  PASSOS, Sonia Regina Lambert. International trade in health services and the medical industrial complex: implications for national health systems. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.8, pp.1483-1493. ISSN 0102-311X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2010000800003.

Health services have increasingly proven to be an innovative sector, gaining prominence in the medical industrial complex through expansion to public and international markets. International trade can foster economic development and redirect the resources and infrastructure available for healthcare in different countries in favorable or unfavorable directions. Wherever private providers play a significant role in government-funded healthcare, GATS commitments may restrict health policy options in subscribing countries. Systematic information on the impacts of electronic health services, medical tourism, health workers' migration, and foreign direct investment is needed on a case-by-case basis to build evidence for informed decision-making, so as to maximize opportunities and minimize risks of GATS commitments.

Keywords : Commerce; Health Care Sector; Medical Economics.

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