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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318124/assessing-medical-tourism-services-quality-using-servqual-model-a-patient-s-perspective
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Mohammad Qolipour, Amin Torabipour, Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Amal Saki Malehi
Background: Continuous quality improvement of the hospital services is a basic requirement of medical tourism industry. The different dimensions of hospital services quality are assessed constantly to improve the service of medical tourism. The aim of this study was to determine the services quality of medical tourism in private and public hospitals. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the quality of hospital services were assessed in view of 250 Iraqi tourists referred to Ahvaz private and public hospitals in 2015...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272989/seeking-health-under-palm-trees-ayurveda-in-kerala
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Srinivasan Kannan, Margret Frenz
Movement for healthcare, mostly termed 'medical tourism', has been a sector of enormous potential in South Asia over the past years attracting many international clients. Kerala, a state in southern India, advertises 'Kerala Ayurveda' as one of its particular attractions. The objective of this paper is to study and understand the public health view on movements for healthcare and/or wellness across borders with a particular focus on the quality of treatments offered and on issues of ethics that concern patients from across different countries, but also the providers of Ayurveda treatments...
December 22, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233057/from-servicescape-to-loyalty-in-the-medical-tourism-industry-a-medical-clinic-s-service-perspective
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Minseong Kim, Dong-Woo Koo, Dong-Jin Shin, Sae-Mi Lee
Medical tourism organizations have increasingly recognized that loyalty makes a medical clinic a marketing success. To increase understanding of the importance of medical clinics, this study examined the roles of servicescapes, emotions, and satisfaction in the development of customer loyalty toward medical clinics and destination. Data were collected among international medical tourists visiting Korea. Results identified that dimensions of medical clinics' servicescape (ie, medical clinic environment, medical treatment, staff, and doctor) influenced emotions and satisfaction among international medical tourists...
January 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221534/on-becoming-a-global-citizen-transformative-learning-through-global-health-experiences
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Debra K Litzelman, Adrian Gardner, Robert M Einterz, Philip Owiti, Charity Wambui, Jordan C Huskins, Kathleen M Schmitt-Wendholt, Geren S Stone, Paul O Ayuo, Thomas S Inui, Rachel A Umoren
BACKGROUND: Globalization has increased the demand for international experiences in medical education. International experiences improve medical knowledge, clinical skills, and self-development; influence career objectives; and provide insights on ethical and societal issues. However, global health rotations can end up being no more than tourism if not structured to foster personal transformation and global citizenship. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a qualitative assessment of trainee-reported critical incidents to more deeply understand the impact of our global health experience on trainees...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205748/cosmetic-tourism-for-breast-augmentation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Louise Brightman, Sze Ng, Susannah Ahern, Rodney Cooter, Ingrid Hopper
BACKGROUND: The medical tourism industry, and in particular cosmetic tourism for breast augmentation, is becoming an increasingly popular global phenomenon. The objective of this study is to determine the extent of medical literature and the patient risk profiles associated with cosmetic tourism for breast augmentation both locally and abroad. DATA SOURCES: OVID MEDLINE, OVID Embase, Cochrane Central and Proquest electronic databases. METHODS: The search was conducted through to April 2017...
December 3, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202084/the-market-for-reproductive-tourism-an-analysis-with-special-reference-to-greece
#6
Anastasia Paraskou, Babu P George
Background: For many people, the need for parenthood remains unfulfilled due to biological reasons and a remedy for these individuals is assisted reproduction (AR). Because of widely differing and sometimes incompatible legislations around the world related to AR, there is considerable confusion across national borders. Within Europe, Greece seems to be in a comparatively favorable position because of lower restrictions and the availability of decent quality specialized medical facilities...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202073/what-does-the-development-of-medical-tourism-in-barbados-hold-for-health-equity-an-exploratory-qualitative-case-study
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Ronald Labonté, Vivien Runnels, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston, Jeremy Snyder
Background: Although the global growth of privatized health care services in the form of medical tourism appears to generate economic benefits, there is debate about medical tourism's impacts on health equity in countries that receive medical tourists. Studies of the processes of economic globalization in relation to social determinants of health suggest that medical tourism's impacts on health equity can be both direct and indirect. Barbados, a small Caribbean nation which has universal public health care, private sector health care and a strong tourism industry, is interested in developing an enhanced medical tourism sector...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193705/orthopaedic-medical-tourism
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Adam E M Eltorai, Roja Garimella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174261/know-thy-neighbors-the-status-of-cardiac-surgery-in-the-south-asian-countries-around-india
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REVIEW
Nazmul Hosain, Farzana Amin, Somaiya Rehman, Bhagawan Koirala
OBJECTIVES: The South Asian neighboring countries of India include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, The Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Interestingly all these countries possess either a land or a sea border with India and no border among themselves. These countries have historic, cultural, ethnic and genetic links with India. The paper describes the developmental history and current status of cardiac surgery in these countries. METHODS: Thorough search of the printed and electronic materials has been made...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173960/face-to-face-communication-between-patients-and-family-physicians-in-canada-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Alana Armas, Samantha B Meyer, Kitty K Corbett, Alex R Pearce
OBJECTIVE: Patient-provider communication is critical in primary care. Canada's unique health system, population distribution, and cultural context suggest there is value in addressing the topic in the Canadian context. We conducted a scoping review to synthesize recent Canadian literature to inform practice in primary care settings and identify research agendas for patient-provider communication in Canada. METHODS: Using Arksey and O'Malley's framework we searched four literature databases: Medline, Web of Science, CINAHL and EMBASE...
November 20, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135766/practitioner-application-the-effects-of-price-and-health-consciousness-and-satisfaction-on-the-medical-tourism-experience
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
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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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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