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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: Regulation of the medical tourism and public health sectors overlap in many instances, raising questions of how patient safety, economic growth, and health equity can be protected. The case of Guatemala is used to explore how the regulatory challenges posed by medical tourism should be...

Author(s)
Labonté, R.; Crooks, V. A.; Valdés, A. C.; Runnels, V.; Snyder, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018, 17, 150, pp (20 September 2018)
Abstract

This article explores how existing health inequities in the Guatemalan health system facilitate the emergence of its medical tourism industry. We report on our thematic analysis of 50 key informant interviews conducted with 4 groups of stakeholders in the local medical tourism sector. Participants...

Author(s)
Cerón, A.; Crooks, V. A.; Labonté, R.; Snyder, J.; Flores, W.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
International Journal of Health Services, 2019, 49, 4, pp 754-772
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)