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Medical repatriation or patient dumping?

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Abstract:

An undocumented alien worker sustained disabling injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Following a lengthy hospitalization, and more than a $1 million in unpaid medical expenses, he recovered sufficiently to be released from the hospital, but he had no relatives in the United States to assume responsibility for his continued recovery. The hospital flew him back to his native country without his consent.

Keywords: DISCHARGE; GUARDIAN; MEDICAL REPATRIATION; PATIENT DUMPING; STANDARDS; UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1073-7472.14.3.4.107

Publication date: 2011-12-01

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