Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

by John Connell
     
 

Tourism has long been associated with improved health, resulting in a boom of spas, yoga and rejuvenation treatments. Medical tourism itself is a more recent example of niche tourism, with increasing numbers of people travelling abroad in search of cosmetic enhancement and solutions (often surgery) to serious medical conditions. Medical Tourism looks at theSee more details below

Overview

Tourism has long been associated with improved health, resulting in a boom of spas, yoga and rejuvenation treatments. Medical tourism itself is a more recent example of niche tourism, with increasing numbers of people travelling abroad in search of cosmetic enhancement and solutions (often surgery) to serious medical conditions. Medical Tourism looks at the background and rise of health tourism, new emerging facets of the sector, and examines how medical tourism benefits local health care providers, economies and the tourism industry as a whole. It offers a unique overview of an emerging component of the tourist industry and a distinct and controversial element of health provision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845936600
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Patients without Borders
2. The Antiquity of Health Tourism
3. Mind and Matter: Health Tourism or Cosmetic Surgery?
4. The Rise of Medical Tourism
5. Medical Tourism and the New Asia
6. Marketing Medical Tourism
7. The Economics of Medical Tourism
8. Extremes, Ethics and Inequality
9. But Is It Tourism?
10. Global Health

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