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Medical tourism

Author: John Connell
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines medical tourism as an emerging component of the tourist industry and a distinct and controversial element of health provision. The book consists of 10 chapters. The first chapter discusses the reasons why medical tourism has emerged. The second chapter examines a vast range of practices and brings together tourism and health, and a number of particular places, from sites of indigenous importance  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Connell
ISBN: 9781845936600 1845936604
OCLC Number: 609538333
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: patients without borders --
The antiquity of health tourism --
Mind and matter: health tourism or cosmetic surgery? --
The rise of medical tourism --
Medical tourism and the new Asia --
Marketing medical tourism --
The economics of medical tourism --
Extremes, ethics and inequality --
But is it tourism? --
Global health.
Responsibility: John Connell.

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Medical Tourism offers a unique overview of an emerging component of the tourist industry and a distinct and controversial element of health provision.  Read more...

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