Medical Tourism Infringes on Equality in Israel, State Comptroller Says

The booming industry luring foreigners to Israel for medical procedures is chipping away at the nation's equal access to healthcare, according to annual State Comptroller report.

Israel's booming medical tourism industry infringes on the principle of equality in the provision of health services, according to the State Comptroller's report on the health system, which was published on Wednesday. The report referred to research carried out by Haaretz in November 2010 regarding the growing medical tourism industry in Israel.