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Medical tourism

Author: John Connell
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2011.
Series: CAB books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With increasing numbers of people travelling abroad for medical or cosmetic procedures, medical tourism is now a growing niche in the tourism market. This book looks at the background and rise of health tourism, new emerging facets of the sector, and examines how health related travel fits into a tourism framework.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Connell, John, 1946-
Medical tourism.
Wallingford, Oxfordshire : CABI, 2010
(DLC) 2010030663
(OCoLC)609538333
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Connell
ISBN: 9781845937096 1845937090
OCLC Number: 712294914
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 209 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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.
Series Title: CAB books.
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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