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Background: Regulation of the medical tourism and public health sectors overlap in many instances, raising questions of how patient safety, economic growth, and health equity can be protected. The case of Guatemala is used to explore how the regulatory challenges posed by medical tourism should be...

Author(s)
Labonté, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Valdés, A. C.; Runnels, V.; Snyder, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018, 17, 150, pp (20 September 2018)
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Governments around the world have expressed interest in developing local medical tourism sectors, framing the industry as an opportunity for economic growth and health system improvement. This article addresses questions about how the desire to develop a medical tourism sector in a country emerges...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Snyder, J.; Whitmore, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
International Journal of Health Services, 2015, 45, 2, pp 334-352
Abstract

Introduction: Many countries have demonstrated interest in expanding their medical tourism sectors because of its potential economic and health system benefits. However, medical tourism poses challenges to the equitable distribution of health resources between international and local patients and...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Adams, K.; Bishop, L.; Crooks, V. A.; Snyder, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Journal for Equity in Health, 2015, 14, 15, pp (3 February 2015)
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Background: Medical tourism has attracted considerable interest within the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Governments in the region tout the economic potential of treating foreign patients while several new private hospitals primarily target international patients. This analysis...

Author(s)
Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Johnston, R.; Cerón, A.; Labonte, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2016, 12, 60, pp (7 October 2016)
Abstract

Background: Medical tourism is a global health practice where patients travel internationally with the intention of receiving medical services. A range of low, middle, and high income countries are encouraging investment in the medical tourism sector, including countries in the Caribbean targeting...

Author(s)
Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Turner, L.; Johnston, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Journal for Equity in Health, 2013, 12, 2, pp (5 January 2013)
Abstract

Background: Many governments and health care providers worldwide are enthusiastic to develop medical tourism as a service export. Despite the popularity of this policy uptake, there is relatively little known about the specific local factors prospectively motivating and informing development of...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Cerón, A.; Labonté, R.; Snyder, J.; Núñez, E. O.; Flores, W. G.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2016, 9, pp 32760
Abstract

Small island states have increasingly sought new means of economic diversification. Several Caribbean states have begun to develop medical tourism, partly building on existing tourist-oriented economies. Medical tourism has boomed in this century in several states in Asia and in Central America....

Author(s)
Connell, J.
Publisher
Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown, Canada
Citation
Island Studies Journal, 2013, 8, 1, pp 115-130
Abstract

Introduction: Many studies examining the phenomena of medical tourism have identified health equity issues associated with this global health services practice. However, there is a notable lack of attention in this existing research to the informal care provided by the friends and family members...

Author(s)
Casey, V.; Crooks, V. A.; Snyder, J.; Turner, L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Journal for Equity in Health, 2013, 12, 94, pp (1 December 2013)

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