‘Doctors warn of perils of nipping off to Thailand to get something tucked’

'Doctors warn of perils of nipping off to Thailand to get something tucked' - Sydney Morning Herald, October 29, 2005
...The so-called "Thailand tuck" has become so popular that the Thai Government expects 1.5 million foreign patients this year - 400,000 more than in 2004.
...The trend has alarmed Australian doctors, who say they are left to patch up the damage after overseas operations go wrong.
..."A patient flies to Thailand, gets an infection on the plane on the way home and who fixes it? It's done under Medicare," Dr Olbourne said. "You end up with the Australian taxpayer subsidising Thai surgeons."

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