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This study is aimed at providing a comparative insight into strategic advantages responsible for the competitiveness of medical tourism market of three selected Asian destinations - India, Singapore and Thailand. Based on the examination of relevant literature and cross-country benchmarking...

Author(s)
Ebrahim, A. H.; Ganguli, S.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2019, 67, 2, pp 102-115
Abstract

Medical tourism has grown extensively over the past decade. Although social media is perceived to be an effective communication channel for both tourists and tourism providers, empirical analyses of how social media are used for medical tourism marketing are rare. Based on the "6Is" Social Media...

Author(s)
John, S.; Larke, R.; Kilgour, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 4, pp 553-565
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how Americans choose a country and medical facility to travel abroad for medical treatment based on the following factors country environment, tourism destination, medical tourism costs and medical facilities and services....

Author(s)
Collins, A.; Medhekar, A.; Wong HoYin; Cobanoglu, C.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 3, pp 463-479
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Background: More and more developing nations are promoting cross-border medical tourism as a way to enhance economic growth. Major destinations for medical tourism in South and Southeast Asia include India, Thailand, Malaysia and wealthy Singapore. Much has been written on the pros and cons of the...

Author(s)
Phua KaiLit
Publisher
Bentham Open, Bussum, Netherlands
Citation
The Open Public Health Journal, 2016, 9, pp 98-105
Abstract

Medical tourism is a growing phenomenon with policy implications for health systems, particularly of destination countries. Private actors and governments in Southeast Asia are promoting the medical tourist industry, but the potential impact on health systems, particularly in terms of equity in...

Author(s)
Ala'a Nimer AbuKhalifeh; Faller, E. M.
Publisher
Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Citation
Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing, 2015, 1, 1, pp 30-37
Abstract

Medical Tourism within the United States has become a growing industry, generally associated with people from second and third world areas coming to the United States for medical treatments. However, this trend is reversing, and there currently is a growing trend for North Americans to travel to...

Author(s)
Agbeh, A. O.; Jurkowski, E. T.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2015, 4, 5, pp 186
Abstract

Objective: To investigate the magnitude and characteristics of medical tourism in Thailand and the impact of such tourism on the Thai health system and economy. Methods: In 2010, we checked the records of all visits to five private hospitals that are estimated to cover 63% of all foreign patients....

Author(s)
Noree, T.; Hanefeld, J.; Smith, R.
Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2016, 94, 1, pp 30-36
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Medical tourism is a growing phenomenon with policy implications for health systems, particularly of destination countries. Private actors and governments in Southeast Asia are promoting the medical tourist industry, but the potential impact on health systems, particularly in terms of equity in...

Author(s)
Pocock, N. S.; Phua KaiHong
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2011, 7, 12, pp (4 May 2011)
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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

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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