In Jamaica, a Push to Market Island Getaways–with a Side of Surgery

May 19, 2017

(STAT News) – Jamaica, like other developing nations before it, is trying to boost its economy by wooing “medical tourists” to fly in for an inexpensive knee replacement or nose job. The private entrepreneurs opening the medical complex here are all in. The twist: They don’t just want to attract American patients who need surgery. They also want to persuade American doctors to fly in to do those sinus repairs and arthroscopies — while enjoying a Caribbean vacation.

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