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Medical tourism is an integral part of the tourism economy in South Africa. However, despite its growing importance there appears to have been limited research into the medical tourism sector. In order to gain a better understanding of the South African medical tourism sector, the researcher...

Author(s)
Mudzanani, T. E.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 2016, 22, 2:1, pp 454-461
Abstract

Medical tourism is a well-established sector in developing countries, and attracts a significant number of tourists from developed countries. Medical tourism is a strong driver of economic growth, but some argue that this kind of tourism promotes inequality in terms of access to healthcare...

Author(s)
Dangor, F.; Hoogendoorn, G.; Moolla, R.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2015, 29, pp 19-30
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

Advances in management of clinical conditions are being made in several resource poor countries including Nigeria. Yet, the code of medical ethics which bars physician and health practices from advertising the kind of services they render deters these practices. This is worsened by the incursion of ...

Author(s)
Makinde, O. A.; Brown, B.; Olaleye, O.
Publisher
African Field Epidemiology Network, Kampala, Uganda
Citation
Pan African Medical Journal, 2014, 19, pp 103
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine multivariate analysis of challenges faced by patrons of medical tourism in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: Systematic sampling technique was employed to select 15 specialized private hospitals and 14 Public hospitals in the...

Author(s)
Agbabiaka, H. I.; Omisore, E. O.; Odunsi, O.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2017, 3, 4, pp 339-349
Abstract

Background and objectives: The cost of medical care and availability of resources (human and facilities) which differs from nation to nation are amongst others, factors driving medical tourism (MT) despite its potential drawbacks. The aim of the study was to analyse all patients that presented with ...

Author(s)
Idowu, E. O.; Adewole, O. A.
Publisher
Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda
Citation
African Health Sciences, 2015, 15, 1, pp 240-245
Abstract

The development of medical tourism has generated much debate in Europe. Frowned upon by medical professionals and tourism authorities alike, it is easy to find examples on the Internet of medical disasters related to this practice. Medical tourism is growing in popularity because it offers patients ...

Author(s)
Esnard, L.
Publisher
Téoros, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Citation
Téoros, Revue de Recherche en Tourisme, 2005, 24, 3, pp 25-29
Abstract

Studies indicate that medicinal plants are threatened by climate change impacts. In Kenya, this sector is further threatened by lack of formal recognition and neglect of indigenous curative knowledge by the allopathic healthcare and education sectors. Though a significant reduction of medicinal...

Author(s)
Ngaruiya, G. W.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Ecosystem Services, 2015, 15, pp 103-112
Abstract

Africa's distribution of specialized private health services is severely disproportionate. Mismatch between South Africa's excess supply and a huge demand potential in an under-serviced continent represents an entrepreneurial opportunity to attract patients to South Africa for treatment and...

Author(s)
Ahwireng-Obeng, F.; Loggerenberg, C. van
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2011, 26, 1, pp 39-55
Abstract

With booming medical tourism, Indian doctors are seeing a lot of patients from other countries for varied medical conditions. A citizen of Nairobi presented for treatment of his complaints consisting of severe episodic headache, with abdominal pain, spermatorrhea, decreased libido, constipation,...

Author(s)
Desai, S. D.; Mehta, M. M.
Publisher
Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India
Citation
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2014, 7, 1, pp 70-72

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