There is anecdotal evidence that the increasing focus on global medical travel health services for foreigners in India is likely to exacerbate the different levels of access to health services between India’s wealthy and poor populations. However, surveyed physicians (n=177) at three hospitals in New Delhi indicated positive attitudes to global medical travel, especially in regards to global medical travel’s effects on poorer populations. Overall, these results appear to be the result of respondents’ support of the economic development, new medical technologies, and increased medical training that comes from the health infrastructure investments needed to attract foreign patients.
Gifford, Blair; Park, Sinyoung; and Anand, Sharmila, "Perceptions About the Impact of Global Medical Travel on Poorer Populations in India" (2009). Department of Health Administration Faculty Publications. 4.