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Medical tourism is an extensively researched sub-sector of the tourism industry because of its acknowledged role as an important catalyst for economic growth. Nevertheless, the impact of medical tourism on economic growth remains contentious due to associated negative externalities. This paper...

Author(s)
Tang ChorFoon; Ahmad Sofwan, N. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2018, 18, 4, pp 505-513
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Background: Continuous quality improvement of the hospital services is a basic requirement of medical tourism industry. The different dimensions of hospital services quality are assessed constantly to improve the service of medical tourism. The aim of this study was to determine the services...

Author(s)
Qolipour, M.; Torabipour, A.; Khiavi, F. F.; Malehi, A. S.
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, 1, pp 103-110
Abstract

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
Abstract

Medical tourism has grown extensively over the past decade. Although social media is perceived to be an effective communication channel for both tourists and tourism providers, empirical analyses of how social media are used for medical tourism marketing are rare. Based on the "6Is" Social Media...

Author(s)
John, S.; Larke, R.; Kilgour, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 4, pp 553-565
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

Historical and current development tendencies of medical tourism in Latvia, economic and geographical accessibility of Latvia for medical tourists, the high acknowledgement by the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism on the potential of Latvia of becoming one of the largest ...

Author(s)
Grizāne, T.; Jurgelāne, I.; Jankova, L.; Sannikova, A.
Publisher
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia
Citation
Annual 24th International Scientific Conference Proceedings, "Research for rural development 2018", Volume 2, Jelgava, Latvia, 16 - 18 May 2018, 2018, pp 187-194
Abstract

The medical tourism has been changing the healthcare scene especially in the developing countries which offer a combination of low costs for medical services and experienced medical personnel. It gives them the potential to become a target of choice for medical tourists. Therefore, the aim of the...

Author(s)
Lubowiecki-Vikuk, A.; Dryglas, D.
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, 2019, 10, 19, pp 25-43
Abstract

This study examines the relationships among perceived warmth, perceived competence, hospitals' facilities, doctors' expertise, interaction with other patients, hospital prestige, and Malaysia's image as a destination for medical tourism. Data were collected from tourists in Malaysian private...

Author(s)
Nikbin, D.; Batouei, A.; Iranmanesh, M.; Kim KwangYong; Hyun SungHyup [Hyun, S. H. S. ]
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2019, 36, 4, pp 521-535
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how Americans choose a country and medical facility to travel abroad for medical treatment based on the following factors country environment, tourism destination, medical tourism costs and medical facilities and services....

Author(s)
Collins, A.; Medhekar, A.; Wong HoYin; Cobanoglu, C.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 3, pp 463-479
Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigate search terms related to medical tourism in daily and medical newspapers and to analyze networks between search terms. We collected newspaper articles by running a web crawler with Python. A total of 3802 articles from 4 medical newspapers and 1705...

Author(s)
Kim SoHyeon; Lee WonSeok
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2019, 31, pp 332-339

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