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Public Health And Medical Tourism

Medical tourism: its research and implications for public ...

Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe current research trends in medical tourism and implications for public health, especially in destination countries. Methods: The methods used for this article include a literature review of available sources on the research topic in the world's acknowledged databases Web of Science, Scopus, MEDLINE, and ScienceDirect.

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Government roles in regulating medical tourism: evidence ...

2018-9-20  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 dealt with in countries seeking to grow this sector.

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Health and medical tourism: a kill or cure for global ...

2011-5-10  – The major purpose of this introduction to the special issue of Tourism Review on health and medical tourism is to outline some of main issues that exist in the academic literature in this rapidly developing field., – The paper reviews relevant health and medical tourism and cognate literature., – The paper identifies some of the interrelationships between different areas of health and ...

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Government roles in regulating medical tourism: evidence ...

2018-9-20  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 dealt with in countries seeking to grow this sector. We conducted a qualitative case study of the medical ...

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Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health

2021-4-25  the subject of medical tourism, such material is hardly ever evidence-based. Medical tourism introduces a range of attendant risks and opportunities for patients. This review identifies the key emerging policy issues relating to the rise of ‗medical tourism‘. 3.

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Medical Tourism - Chapter 9 - 2020 Yellow Book

Medical tourism is the term commonly used to describe international travel for the purpose of receiving medical care. Medical tourists may pursue medical care abroad for a variety of reasons, such as decreased cost, a recommendation from friends or family, the opportunity to combine medical care with a vacation destination, a preference for ...

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Medical Tourism to Spain - Health-Tourism

Medical tourists to Spain from Africa, Asia and the Middle East need a visa prior to entry and should coordinate with the Spanish embassy at their countries of origin. Medical tourists coming from the US and Canada can stay for up to 3 months without an entry visa requirement. Statistics for

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What do we know about medical tourism? A review of the ...

The provision of medical tourism varies. Volume of patient travel, economic cost and benefit were established for 13 countries. It highlights contributions not only to recipient countries' economies but also to a possible growth in health systems' inequities.

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Medical Travel and Public Health: Definitions, Frameworks ...

Medical Travel and Public Health: Definitions, Frameworks, and Future Research: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3427-4004: The medical travel market industry is growing as millions of people are crossing borders to seek healthcare services every year. Yet there is not sufficient

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Medical Tourism - Chapter 9 - 2020 Yellow Book

Medical tourism is the term commonly used to describe international travel for the purpose of receiving medical care. Medical tourists may pursue medical care abroad for a variety of reasons, such as decreased cost, a recommendation from friends or family, the opportunity to combine medical care with a vacation destination, a preference for ...

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A bilingual systematic review of South ... - BMC Public Health

2021-4-6  Medical tourism is described as the practice of tourists electing to travel across international borders to receive some form of medical treatment in a country outside of their place of primary residence [].The main motivations for this movement of millions of patients globally are broadly classified as seeking better-qualitycare, lower cost of services, and quicker access, all factors that ...

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Medical Tourism: Treatments, Markets and Health

2021-4-25  the subject of medical tourism, such material is hardly ever evidence-based. Medical tourism introduces a range of attendant risks and opportunities for patients. This review identifies the key emerging policy issues relating to the rise of ‗medical tourism‘. 3.

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Government roles in regulating medical tourism: evidence ...

2018-9-20  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 dealt with in countries seeking to grow this sector. We conducted a qualitative case study of the medical ...

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Medical Tourism Guide: Countries, Benefits, and Risks

2021-9-11  Medical tourism is a lucrative business for many countries, and much of the money brought in by medical tourists is reinvested into the local economy and health infrastructure. The effect of this is apparent in the spa-like luxury that some foreign

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Medical Tourism to Singapore - Health-Tourism

Medical procedures and treatments done in Singapore are more expensive compared to other Asian medical tourism destinations such as Thailand, India, Philippines and Malaysia. Climate The climate in Singapore is hot and humid. This may cause a measure of discomfort to most Westerners, particularly during the post-procedure and recovery stages.

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What is known about the effects of medical tourism in ...

2010-11-3  Medical tourism involves patients intentionally leaving their home country to access non-emergency health care services abroad. Growth in the popularity of this practice has resulted in a significant amount of attention being given to it from researchers, policy-makers, and the media. Yet, there has been little effort to systematically synthesize what is known about the effects of this

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Medical tourism gaining grounds in India: present scenario ...

2001-2-20  Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global health care) is a term used to describe the rapidly-growing practice of travelling across

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Medical Tourism to Thailand - Health-Tourism

Thailand’s Medical tourism industry is largely driven by private hospitals. Thai doctors are attracted to the international hospitals as they can earn as much as 70% more than in the public hospitals. Leading the list of private hospitals are the Bumrungrad International Hospital,

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Medical Tourism Guide: Countries, Benefits, and Risks

2021-9-11  Medical tourism is a lucrative business for many countries, and much of the money brought in by medical tourists is reinvested into the local economy and health infrastructure. The effect of this is apparent in the spa-like luxury that some foreign

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Medical Tourism to Singapore - Health-Tourism

Medical procedures and treatments done in Singapore are more expensive compared to other Asian medical tourism destinations such as Thailand, India, Philippines and Malaysia. Climate The climate in Singapore is hot and humid. This may cause a measure of discomfort to most Westerners, particularly during the post-procedure and recovery stages.

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WHO The movement of patients across borders:

This section analyses the public-health implications of medical travel mainly from a health systems perspective, in other words how medical travel effects access to health care, financing, the health workforce and other elements of health systems. We first discuss the implications on the health system of the country from where the foreign ...

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Revitalizing Healthcare, Biotechnology Tourism - MPG

2021-11-19  Some operators engage in a combination of the aforementioned activities, such as medical and wellness tourism. There are a number of strengths in the medical/healthcare, biotechnology, and hospitality/tourism industries, which Thailand is internationally well-known for. This can be perceived through diverse and topical media, government reports ...

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Public Health and Medical CLIA - Cruising Home CLIA

Public health authorities worldwide inspect cruise ships and enforce health requirements. Cruise ships calling on U.S. ports, for example, receive at least two unannounced health inspections every year. In addition, cruise ships undergo three or more formal internal public health inspections each year. Crewmember Training

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Ethical and legal implications of the risks of medical ...

Objectives Medical tourism involves patients’ intentional travel to privately obtain medical care in another country. Empirical evidence regarding health and safety risks facing medical tourists is limited. Consideration of this issue is dominated by speculation and lacks meaningful input from people with specific expertise in patient health and safety.

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Public health considerations while resuming international ...

2020-7-30  Public health considerations while resuming international travel. 30 July 2020. COVID-19 Travel Advice. 1. INTRODUCTION. Many countries have halted some or all international travel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but now have plans to re-open travel. This document outlines key considerations for national health authorities when ...

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Top 5 countries in health tourism – carefultrip

2021-11-19  Top 5 countries in health tourism . Today, health and medical tourism is one of the most growing sectors of the world tourism industry, which has caused organizations involved and countries interested in tourism development to pay attention to this part of the tourism industry and plan for it. Health tourism in Iran has also received a lot of attention in this regard.

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Medical Tourism Singapore 2021 - Budget Direct

2021-11-18  Medical tourism spend today accounts for less than 4% of overall tourism receipts. Knee replacement surgery in Singapore costs S$22,000, more than double Malaysian prices at S$10,000 . For the same price as surgery in Singapore, a family of

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Health Advisory and Travel Safety Procedures

2020-4-14  public health and medical concerns. We are in close contact with government health agencies, medical experts and partners in the travel industry around the world. We therefore have access to the most current information and can share and implement best practices rapidly. We will continue to optimize our plans and protocols each day

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