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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)
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

Background: Many governments and health care providers worldwide are enthusiastic to develop medical tourism as a service export. Despite the popularity of this policy uptake, there is relatively little known about the specific local factors prospectively motivating and informing development of...

Author(s)
Johnston, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Cerón, A.; Labonté, R.; Snyder, J.; Núñez, E. O.; Flores, W. G.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Global Health Action, 2016, 9, pp 32760