Cece wrote:1eye wrote:I don't call it medical tourism for Liberation treatments not available locally.
I think that is the very definition of medical tourism: traveling for a procedure either not available locally or not available at the price you want!
Well I guess we've got different definitions. See I think some people add on a trip up the Venice canals, or whatever, and partly the reason for travel is tourism. I might hear that the doctors in Venice do a nice laser eye treatment, and since I'm in the area... That is where tourism comes in. I agree, if a local doctor is not enlisted or the person is unwilling to come back, they are on their own, and any data not collected at the time is suspect. However many clinical trials have work done by people other than the lead physician; that's part of the cost sometimes borne by people like the 'MS' Society, and why trials can get ridiculously expensive.
This is not medical tourism. Look up tourism in wikipedia. It might better be called medical facilitation, which is what it is.
What do you call it when there are arguments in forums like this that are partly due to misconstrued or misunderstood messages, and partly due to the delays in typing and sending causing us to miss a later message than the one being responded to?
I call it a forum fuddle-duddle-muddle.