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Background: Medical tourism, which involves cross-border travel to access private, non-emergency medical interventions, is growing in many Latin American Caribbean countries. The commodification and export of private health services is often promoted due to perceived economic benefits. Research...

Author(s)
Crooks, V. A.; Labonté, R.; Ceron, A.; Johnston, R.; Snyder, J.; Snyder, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Human Resources for Health, 2019, 17, 53, pp (12 July 2019)
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This book takes a systems approach to examining the growing field of medical tourism, one of the field's hottest niches, with billions of dollars spent each year. It looks at medical tourism in depth from a medical and hospitality operational management perspective. Growing numbers of people are...

Author(s)
DeMicco, F. J.
Publisher
CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA
Citation
Medical tourism and wellness: hospitality bridging healthcare (H2H), 2017, pp 440 pp.
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Background: Medical tourism is a type of service sector in which there is direct interaction between healthcare practitioners and patient-customers, leading to several challenges due to cultural and social background differences. We aimed to investigate the determinants of delivering a...

Author(s)
Rokni, L.; Park SamHum; Avci, T.
Publisher
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2019, 48, 11, pp 1988-1996
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Medical tourism provides an essential advantage for destinations. On the other hand, the knowledge of developing competitive medical tourism destinations is still limited. This study models a conceptual framework on novel ways of sustaining the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Vision 2020 with reference...

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Al-Talabani, H.; Kİlİc, H.; Ozturen, A.; Qasim, S. O.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2019, 11, 1, pp 230
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Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Korean Americans (KAs) in part due to low screening rates. Recent studies suggest that some KA patients engage in medical tourism and receive medical care in their home country. The impact of medical tourism on CRC ...

Author(s)
Ko, L. K.; Taylor, V. M.; Yoon JiHye; Copeland, W. K.; Hwang JooHa; Lee EunJeong; Inadomi, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Cancer, 2016, 16, 931, pp (1 December 2016)
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Canadians travelling abroad for privately arranged surgeries paid for out-of-pocket are engaging in what has come to be known as medical tourism. They are often accompanied by friends or family members, who we call caregiver-companions. Caregiver-companions provide care in and across a variety of...

Author(s)
Whitmore, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Snyder, J.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Health and Social Care in the Community, 2017, 25, 1, pp 266-274
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Background: Informing plays a prominent role in attracting medical tourists. The enjoyment of proper medical information systems is one of the most important tools for the attraction of medical tourists. Iran's ability in designing and implementing information networks has remained largely unknown. ...

Author(s)
Samadbeik, M.; Asadi, H.; Mohseni, M.; Takbiri, A.; Moosavi, A.; Garavand, A.
Publisher
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2017, 46, 2, pp 249-257
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Background: This study aimed to determine the efficient factors that potentially lead to the barriers of developing medical tourism in South Korea. Methods: To explore the current medical tourism trend, a qualitative procedure was adopted. Besides analyzing the current situation of medical tourism...

Author(s)
Rokni, L.; Avci, T.; Park SamHun
Publisher
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Public Health, 2017, 46, 7, pp 930-937
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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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Medical tourism is a practice where individuals cross international borders in order to access medical care. This practice can impact the global distribution of health workers by potentially reducing the emigration of health workers from destination countries for medical tourists and affecting the...

Author(s)
Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Johnston, R.; Adams, K.; Whitmore, R.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2015, 8, pp 27348

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