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This special section presents articles from the 2013 international conference "Transnational Healthcare: a Cross-border Symposium", with the aim to consider the impacts of 'medical tourism' in a range of different contexts. In recognition of the array of initiatives around the world that challenge...

Author(s)
Bell, D.; Holliday, R.; Ormond, M.; Mainil, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 124, pp 284-401
Abstract

Following the identification of medical tourism as a growth sector by the Malaysian government in 1998, significant government sector and private-sector investments have been channeled into its development over the past 15 years. This is unfolding within the broader context of social services being ...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.; Wong KeeMun; Chan CheeKhoon
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2014, 7, pp 25201
Abstract

The growing trade in patients seeking health care in other countries, or medical travel, is changing the forms and experiences of health care seeking and producing changes to hospitals in terms of their design, organization and spaces. What is termed in marketing parlance in Thailand as an...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A.; Chee HengLeng
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 124, pp 290-297
Abstract

Globally, more patients are intentionally travelling abroad as consumers for medical care. However, while scholars have begun to examine international medical travel's (IMT) impacts on the people and places that receive medical travellers, study of its impacts on medical travellers' home contexts...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 124, pp 305-312
Abstract

Evidence on medical tourism, including patient motivation, is increasing. Existing studies have focused on identifying push and pull factors across different types of treatment, for example cosmetic or bariatric surgery, or on groups, such as diaspora patients returning 'home' for treatment. Less...

Author(s)
Hanefeld, J.; Lunt, N.; Smith, R.; Horsfall, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 124, pp 356-363
Abstract

Intra-regional South-South medical tourism is a vastly understudied subject despite its significance in many parts of the Global South. This paper takes issue with the conventional notion of South Africa purely as a high-end "surgeon and safari" destination for medical tourists from the Global...

Author(s)
Crush, J.; Chikanda, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Social Science & Medicine, 2015, 124, pp 313-320
Abstract

Background: Medical tourism is now targeted by many hospitals and governments worldwide for further growth and investment. Southeast Asia provides what is perhaps the best documented example of medical tourism development and promotion on a regional scale, but interest in the practice is growing in ...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Ormond, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2015, 11, 29, pp (4 July 2015)
Abstract

Websites of private hospitals promoting medical tourism are important marketing channels for showcasing and promoting destinations' medical facilities and their array of staff expertise, services, treatments and equipment to domestic and foreign patient-consumers alike. This study examines the...

Author(s)
Sedigheh Moghavvemi; Ormond, M.; Ghazali Musa; Isa, C. R. M.; Thinaranjeney Thirumoorthi; Mustapha, M. Z.; Kanapathy, K. A. P.; Chandy, J. J. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2017, 58, pp 154-163
Abstract

'Medical tourism' has frequently been held to unsettle naturalised relationships between the state and its citizenry. Yet in casting 'medical tourism' as either an outside 'innovation' or 'invasion', scholars have often ignored the role that the neoliberal retrenchment of social welfare structures...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2011, 52, 3, pp 247-259
Abstract

While scholars increasingly acknowledge that most contemporary international medical travel comprises South-South flows, these have gone curiously unexamined. Rather, policy, scholarly and media attention focuses predominantly on North-South flows of 'medical tourists'. However, this focus diverts...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.; Sulianti, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2017, 20, 1, pp 94-110

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