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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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Background: There is a growing global demand for medical tourism while more people are moving across borders in Asia, offering new opportunities to the high-value medical tourism market. The purpose of this study was to provide grounds for promoting the International Meditour Coordinator (IMC),...

Author(s)
Seo ByungRo; 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, 2018, 47, 8, pp 1077-1083
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Background: This narrative review aimed to reevaluate the medical tourism sector in Iran to reveal the new trends and activities in order to know the current actual share of Iran in the competitive market of global medical tourism. Methods: A holistic approach was adopted to analyze the information ...

Author(s)
Rokni, L.; 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, 2019, 48, 7, pp 1191-1202
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This study contends that inherent negative effects of medical tourism' perceived sacrifices such as perceived risk and perceived fee could be lessen by the interaction role of experience quality. The findings indicate that the moderating role of experience quality on the relationship of perceived...

Author(s)
Alireza Habibi; Ahmad Azmi, M. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2019, 30, 1, pp 35-46
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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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Medical tourism is a growing industry in Malaysia, but it is not without its own public health implications. Despite the growing importance of medical travel, little is known of its impact, especially in relation to the public health concerns of the receiving countries. This paper aims to explore...

Author(s)
Chow SzeLoon
Publisher
Turkish Society of Public Health Specialists, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Turkish Journal of Public Health, 2018, 16, 3, pp 237-240
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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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Following the identification of medical tourism as a growth sector by the Malaysian government in 1998, significant government sector and private-sector investments have been channeled into its development over the past 15 years. This is unfolding within the broader context of social services being ...

Author(s)
Ormond, M.; Wong KeeMun; Chan CheeKhoon
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2014, 7, pp 25201

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