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Background: Recent trends document growth in medical tourism, the private pursuit of medical interventions abroad. Medical tourism introduces challenges to decision-making that impact and are impacted by the physician-patient trust relationship - a relationship on which the foundation of beneficent ...

Author(s)
Crooks, V. A.; Li, N.; Snyder, J.; Dharamsi, S.; Benjaminy, S.; Jacob, K. J.; Illes, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Family Practice, 2015, 16, 25, pp (25 February 2015)
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In order to learn more about the antecedents and consequences of tourist decision making in the medical tourism industry, this study reveals how risk perception influences the tourist decision making of medical tourism development. Then, we test the hypothesis by collecting survey data of 226 from...

Author(s)
Mohammad Rashed, H. P.; Mohamad Sahidullah; Mohammad Imtiaz Hossain; Asif Mahbub Karim; Sudesh Prabhakaran; Arif Md. Khan
Publisher
Conscientia Beam, Singapore, Singapore
Citation
Journal of Tourism Management Research, 2019, 6, 1, pp 93-108
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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
Abstract

Travel motivations, perceived risks and travel constraints, along with the attributes and characteristics of medical tourism destinations, are important issues in medical tourism. Although the importance of these factors is already known, a comprehensive theoretical model of the decision-making...

Author(s)
Khan, M. J.; Shankar Chelliah; Haron, M. S.; Sahrish Ahmed
Publisher
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Citation
Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 2017, 17, 1, pp e11-e17
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This study broadly explores the impact of risk aversion on tourists' destination decisions and, in particular, explores for differences in individuals' leisure and medical tourism destination decisions. The results of this study indicate that risk aversion significantly distinguishes tourists'...

Author(s)
Nugraha, A.; Hamin, H.; Elliott, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 21, 12, pp 1274-1284
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This study analyses the relationships between the origin countries of international patients and their cultural distance from the destination country in the context of medical tourism. A novel panel dataset is used, covering 109 origin countries whose citizens came to Turkey and received medical...

Author(s)
Esİyok, B.; Çakar, M.; Kurtulmuscedilla˜oğlu, F. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2017, 6, 1, pp 66-75
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Introduction: Today's health tourism is one of fast-growing sections of tourism in the world. With considerable potential and actual capacities, Iran can become one of the main health tourism destinations in Asia. However, this business in Iran has failed to grow in a systematic and integrated way. ...

Author(s)
Modiri, M.; Karimi, S. H.; Hashemi, D. Z.
Publisher
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Centre for Electronic Resources Provision and Journal Improvement, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Journal of Health Administration (JHA), 2017, 20, 68, pp Pe23-Pe36, En37
Abstract

Background - Medical tourism is understood as travel abroad with the intention of obtaining non-emergency medical services. This practice is the subject of increasing interest, but little is known about its scope. Methods - A comprehensive scoping review of published academic articles, media...

Author(s)
Crooks, V. A.; Kingsbury, P.; Snyder, J.; Johnston, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Health Services Research, 2010, 10, 266, pp (8 September 2010)
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Background: Role of information source, perceived benefits and risks, and destination image has significantly been examined in travel and tourism literature; however, in medical tourism it is yet to be examined thoroughly. The concept discussed in this article is drawn form well established models...

Author(s)
Mohammad Jamal Khan; Shankar Chelliah; Mahmod Sabri Haron
Publisher
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2016, 45, 2, pp 134-145

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