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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135766/practitioner-application-the-effects-of-price-and-health-consciousness-and-satisfaction-on-the-medical-tourism-experience
#1
Mark Penner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135765/the-effects-of-price-and-health-consciousness-and-satisfaction-on-the-medical-tourism-experience
#2
JungKun Park, Jiseon Ahn, Weon Sang Yoo
The objective of this study was to analyze the effects of price and health consciousness on medical tourism. Accordingly, we explore the utility of the theory of planned behavior for assessing the relationships between several variables and explain consumers' intentions to be repeat medical tourists. A 26-item questionnaire was developed, and data were collected from 407 patients who visited South Korea for medical purposes. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. The results indicate that medical tourists' price consciousness was significant with respect to their satisfaction with medical and travel services...
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096711/an-exotic-abscess-within-the-united-kingdom-from-the-gambia-a-case-report
#3
Estelle Hong How, Darren Yap, Nik Mbakada
BACKGROUND: Furuncular myiasis is a parasitic infection of a live mammal by fly larvae commonly seen in Africa. However, with an increase in international tourism, there is a significant rise in exotic infection in non-endemic areas which can pose a diagnostic challenge to doctors and potentially lead to delay in treatment. From the current literature, only 12 cases were reported in the UK. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of multiple abscesses in a 32-year-old white British woman presenting to our Emergency department in the UK after returning from a holiday in The Gambia, West Africa...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030994/transplant-tourism-following-the-declaration-of-istanbul-poor-outcomes-and-nephrologist-dilemma
#4
Meteb M AlBugami, Fahad E AlOtaibe, Abdulnaser M AlAbadi, Khaled Hamawi, Khalid Bel'eed-Akkari
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) violates many international laws and documents. Despite all efforts, TT seems to be increasing. The aim of this study is to review outcomes of recipients of commercially transplanted kidneys since the Declaration of Istanbul. METHODS: All recipients of kidney transplantation done abroad and then returned to our center, from September 2008 to December 2015, were included (tourists). Demographics and outcomes were collected from patients' charts...
October 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019810/management-of-patients-who-receive-an-organ-transplant-abroad-and-return-home-for-follow-up-care-recommendations-from-the-declaration-of-istanbul-custodian-group
#5
Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Gabriel Danovitch, Dominique E Martin, Marta López-Fraga, Kristof Van Assche, Michele L Morris, Jacob Lavee, Gilad Erlich, Riadh Fadhil, Mirela Busic, Glynn Rankin, Mona Al-Rukhaimi, Philip O Connell, Jacqueline Chin, Triona Norman, Pablo Massari, Refaat Kamel, Francis L Delmonico
Eradicating transplant tourism depends upon complex solutions that include efforts to progress towards self-sufficiency in transplantation. Meanwhile, professionals and authorities are faced with medical, legal, and ethical problems raised by patients who return home after receiving an organ transplant abroad, particularly when the organ has been obtained through illegitimate means. In 2016, the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group convened an international, multidisciplinary workshop in Madrid, Spain, to address these challenges and provide recommendations for the management of these patients, which are presented in this paper...
October 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977174/characteristics-of-the-assistance-to-pilgrims-in-the-national-sanctuary-of-our-lady-of-aparecida-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-2011-2014
#6
Hercules de Oliveira Carmo, Tânia Cristina Oliveira Valente
OBJECTIVE: to describe the characteristics of the health assistance for pilgrims visiting the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and to investigate health care strategies in periods of peak of religious tourism. METHODS: a descriptive study using outpatient medical records from 2011 to 2014, for a detailed analysis for the month of October 2014 and the operational documents for health care in periods of mass events in the medical clinic of the Sanctuary...
July 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971423/iot-applications-with-5g-connectivity-in-medical-tourism-sector-management-third-party-service-scenarios
#7
Maria M Psiha, Panayiotis Vlamos
5G is the next generation of mobile communication technology. Current generation of wireless technologies is being evolved toward 5G for better serving end users and transforming our society. Supported by 5G cloud technology, personal devices will extend their capabilities to various applications, supporting smart life. They will have significant role in health, medical tourism, security, safety, and social life applications. The next wave of mobile communication is to mobilize and automate industries and industry processes via Machine-Type Communication (MTC) and Internet of Things (IoT)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958199/ranking-the-strategies-for-indian-medical-tourism-sector-through-the-integration-of-swot-analysis-and-topsis-method
#8
Puneeta Ajmera
Purpose Organizations have to evaluate their internal and external environments in this highly competitive world. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis is a very useful technique which analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization for taking strategic decisions and it also provides a foundation for the formulation of strategies. But the drawback of SWOT analysis is that it does not quantify the importance of individual factors affecting the organization and the individual factors are described in brief without weighing them...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953068/insurance-companies-adapting-to-trends-by-adopting-medical-tourism
#9
David P Paul, Tyler Barker, Angela L Watts, Ashley Messinger, Alberto Coustasse
Health care costs in the United States are rising every year, and patients are seeking new ways to control their expenditures and save money. Going abroad to receive health care is a cheaper alternative than receiving the same or similar care at home. Insurance companies are beginning to realize the benefits of medical tourism for both themselves and their beneficiaries and have therefore started to introduce medical tourism plans for their clients as an option for their beneficiaries. This research study explores the benefits and risks of medical tourism and examines the US insurance market's reaction to the trend of increasing medical tourism...
October 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950763/here-or-there-recent-u-s-immigrants-medical-and-dental-tourism-and-associated-factors
#10
Sou Hyun Jang
Applying Andersen's health care utilization model, this paper shows the prevalence of immigrants' medical and dental tourism and associated factors. An analysis of the 2003 New Immigrant Survey data shows that about 17% of immigrants received medical care in a foreign country, whereas about one-third obtained dental care outside the United States. Latino immigrants have a higher prevalence of both types of tourism than their Asian counterparts. Race, level of education, and health insured status are commonly associated with medical and dental tourism...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894721/the-applications-of-health-informatics-in-medical-tourism-industry-of-iran
#11
Peyman Rezaei-Hachesu, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Taha Samad-Soltani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865251/-stay-cool-sell-stuff-cheap-and-smile-examining-how-reputational-management-of-dental-tourism-reinforces-structural-oppression-in-los-algodones-mexico
#12
Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Nicole S Berry
Los Algodones, Mexico is characteristic of other medical border towns whose proximity to the Mexico-United States border enables American and Canadian patients to take advantage of economic asymmetries on either side of the border to access desired health care. Los Algodones is unique, however, in its focus on the provision of dental care and claims by local residents that it has the highest concentration of dentists per capita in the world. In this paper, we present an analysis of interviews with employees working in Los Algodones' dental tourism industry to examine interviewees' participation in practices related to reputational management of the industry site...
August 24, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851278/toscana-virus-meningo-encephalitis-an-important-differential-diagnosis-for-elderly-travellers-returning-from-mediterranean-countries
#13
James Veater, Farhan Mehedi, Chee Kay Cheung, Laura Nabarro, Jane Osborne, Nicholas Wong, Martin Wiselka, Julian W Tang
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients have a long list of differentials for causes of acute confusion and altered consciousness levels, including infectious agents. In addition, elderly, retired patients often have more time to travel for tourism, particularly to exotic, warmer locations. Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Italy are popular holiday destinations for British and other tourists, especially during the winter months. However, these warm climates allow insect vectors to proliferate, increasing the risk of exposure to endemic vectorborne viral infections whilst on vacation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845404/barriers-of-developing-medical-tourism-in-a-destination-a-case-of-south-korea
#14
Ladan Rokni, Turgay Avci, Sam Hun Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the efficient factors that potentially lead to the barriers of developing medical tourism in South Korea. METHODS: To explore the current medical tourism trend, a qualitative procedure was adopted. Besides analyzing the current situation of medical tourism in Korea through a systematic searching on the available information and publications, in-depth-interviews were conducted to collect data from relevant authorities and representatives of medical tourism associations in this country...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841897/developing-an-informational-tool-for-ethical-engagement-in-medical-tourism
#15
Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston
BACKGROUND: Medical tourism, the practice of persons intentionally travelling across international boundaries to access medical care, has drawn increasing attention from researchers, particularly in relation to potential ethical concerns of this practice. Researchers have expressed concern for potential negative impacts to individual safety, public health within both countries of origin for medical tourists and destination countries, and global health equity. However, these ethical concerns are not discussed within the sources of information commonly provided to medical tourists, and as such, medical tourists may not be aware of these concerns when engaging in medical tourism...
August 25, 2017: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine: PEHM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813541/reflections-on-medical-tourism-from-the-2016-global-healthcare-policy-and-management-forum
#16
Valorie A Crooks, Meghann Ormond, Ki Nam Jin
In October 2016, the Global Healthcare Policy and Management Forum was held at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. The goal of the forum was to discuss the role of the state in regulating and supporting the development of medical tourism. Forum attendees came from 10 countries. In this short report article, we identify key lessons from the forum that can inform the direction of future scholarly engagement with medical tourism. In so doing, we reference on-going scholarly debates about this global health services practice that have appeared in multiple venues, including this very journal...
2017: BMC Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780185/rapidly-growing-mycobacterium-infections-after-cosmetic-surgery-in-medical-tourists-the-bronx-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Lucas R Cusumano, Vivy Tran, Aileen Tlamsa, Philip Chung, Robert Grossberg, Gregory Weston, Uzma N Sarwar
BACKGROUND: Medical tourism is increasingly popular for elective cosmetic surgical procedures. However, medical tourism has been accompanied by reports of post-surgical infections due to rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). The authors' experience working with patients with RGM infections who have returned to the USA after traveling abroad for cosmetic surgical procedures is described here. METHODS: Patients who developed RGM infections after undergoing cosmetic surgeries abroad and who presented at the Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, New York, USA) between August 2015 and June 2016 were identified...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740618/ethical-issues-associated-with-medical-tourism-in-africa
#18
REVIEW
John J O Mogaka, Lucia Mupara, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni
Global disparities in medical technologies, laws, economic inequities, and social-cultural differences drive medical tourism (MT), the practice of travelling to consume healthcare that is either too delayed, unavailable, unaffordable or legally proscribed at home. Africa is simultaneously a source and destination for MT. MT however, presents a new and challenging health ethics frontier, being largely unregulated and characterized by policy contradictions, minority discrimination and conflict of interest among role-players...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730984/bariatric-surgery-tourism-hidden-costs-how-canada-is-not-doing-its-part-in-covering-bariatric-surgery-under-the-canada-health-act
#19
Michel Gagner
Many Canadians seek medical treatment outside our borders. Waiting times, rather than lack of expertise, are the number one culprit, and with globalization of health care, the number of patients who travel to obtain medical care will continue to rise. Though the provinces have covered the costs of complications from surgeries performed abroad for many years, complications from bariatric surgery performed abroad have been receiving negative attention. This commentary discusses associated costs and questions how the Canada Health Act should be covering bariatric procedures...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654593/population-health-implications-of-medical-tourism
#20
Kian Adabi, Carrie S Stern, Katie E Weichman, Evan S Garfein, Aravind Pothula, Lawrence Draper, Oren M Tepper
BACKGROUND: Fifteen million U.S. patients each year seek medical care abroad; however, there are no data on outcomes and follow-up of these procedures. This study aims to identify, evaluate, and survey patients presenting with complications from aesthetic procedures abroad and estimate their cost to the U.S. health care system. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was conducted. A cohort of patients presenting with complications from aesthetic procedures performed abroad was generated...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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