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This paper explores the developments of domestic medical tourism for Australia's Sunshine Coast. Most studies have characterised medical tourism to be an outbound phenomenon, where affluent tourists select mostly developing destinations for elective surgeries due to cost, quality or faster access...

Author(s)
Tham, A.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2018, 25, pp 29-40
Abstract

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...

Author(s)
Al-Talabani, H.; Kİlİc, H.; Ozturen, A.; Qasim, S. O.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2019, 11, 1, pp 230
Abstract

An overview is given of latest trends in medical tourism and its conceptualization with an industry analysis. The rapidly evolving health awareness and preferences of medical tourists, in tandem with medical treatments' higher levels of affordability across the globe, have changed the global ...

Author(s)
Majeed, S.; Lu, C.
Publisher
Scientific and Didactical Campus of Rimini and the Advanced School of Tourism Sciences of Alma Mater Studiorum, Rimini, Italy
Citation
Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 2017, 8, 15, pp 56-83
Abstract

Despite the numerous studies investigating the wide adoption of social media by tourists and tourism providers, literature focusing on the analysis of social media strategies in the context of medical tourism is still limited. This research investigated the usage of social media for the marketing...

Author(s)
John, S. P.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2017, 7, 3, pp 222-249
Abstract

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

Background: Medical tourism is now targeted by many hospitals and governments worldwide for further growth and investment. Southeast Asia provides what is perhaps the best documented example of medical tourism development and promotion on a regional scale, but interest in the practice is growing in ...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Ormond, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2015, 11, 29, pp (4 July 2015)
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)
Abstract

Background: Medical tourism is a term used to describe the phenomenon of individuals intentionally traveling across national borders to privately purchase medical care. The medical tourism industry has been portrayed in the media as an "escape valve" providing alternative care options as a result...

Author(s)
Adams, K.; Snyder, J.; Crooks, V. A.; Berry, N. S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2018, 14, 70, pp (20 July 2018)
Abstract

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

Medical tourism is an estimated $100 billion dollar industry. Despite the increasing number of people, companies and countries involved in medical tourism, we know very little about the key drivers and how countries are perceived as medical tourism destinations. The purpose of this paper is to...

Author(s)
Fetscherin, M.; Stephano, R. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2016, 52, pp 539-556

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