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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894721/the-applications-of-health-informatics-in-medical-tourism-industry-of-iran
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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
#2
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
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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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
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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
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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
#9
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645947/role-structure-and-effects-of-medical-tourism-in-africa-a-systematic-scoping-review-protocol
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John Jo Mogaka, Joyce M Tsoka-Gwegweni, Lucia M Mupara, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Some patients travel out of, while others come into Africa for medical care through a growing global phenomenon referred to as medical tourism (MT): the travel in search of medical care that is either unavailable, unaffordable or proscribed at home healthcare systems. While some castigate MT as promoting healthcare inequity, others endorse it as a revenue generator, promising local healthcare system strengthening. Currently, however, the understanding of this component of healthcare in Africa is inadequate...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644279/the-growing-trend-of-medical-tourism
#12
Roxanne Nelson
What nurses need to know about the risks and benefits for patients.
July 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601106/factors-associated-with-korean-immigrants-medical-tourism-to-the-homeland
#13
Sou Hyun Jang
OBJECTIVES: This study examined factors associated with first-generation Korean immigrants' medical tours to the homeland, which has emerged as a field of study in immigrant medical transnationalism and immigrant healthcare behaviors. METHODS: This paper reports survey data from 507 Korean immigrants and indepth interviews with 120 Korean immigrants in the New York-New Jersey area. RESULTS: About one-fourth of survey respondents have visited their home country for medical care since their migration to the US...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557971/-travels-and-spreading-of-multi-resistant-bacteria
#14
REVIEW
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
The increasing number of international travel for tourism, business and for medical reasons rises the risk of spreading of multi-resistant bacteria. It has been shown that an intercontinental travel, mainly to Asia (Indian Subcontinent), promotes a colonization of the digestive tract, mainly by multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE) and increases the risk of symptomatic infections caused by these agents. The colonization of the digestive tract by MRE is reported in 29-88% of travelers. It sustains 3 to 12 months, respectively in 10% and 2% of travelers...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548990/outbreaks-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
#15
Geeta Sood, Nikki Parrish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the emerging literature on nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks in healthcare settings. As our ability to identify mycobacterial species develops, we are better able to recognize epidemiologic connections and better understand the prevalence and importance of these outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks in healthcare settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of outbreaks related to nontuberculous outbreaks is increasing because of heightened awareness and better diagnostic tests for species level identification of mycobacteria...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504632/-medical-tourism-and-its-implications-for-patients-and-hospital-services-throughout-the-world
#16
Kristine Sorgenfri Hansen
This article provides a snapshot of global medical tourism and its positive and negative implications for healthcare around the world presented through selected examples. Medical tourism is an old phenomenon which has seen a rapid increase due to global technological advances thus enabling people to receive treatment anywhere in the world, often combined with a tropical vacation. Treatments are of a non-acute, voluntary nature and are driven largely by high prices and long waiting lists at the home countries and low prices and high service quality at the destination country...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461863/validation-of-medical-tourism-service-quality-questionnaire-mtsqq-for-iranian-hospitals
#17
Mohammad Qolipour, Amin Torabipour, Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Amal Saki Malehi
INTRODUCTION: Assessing service quality is one of the basic requirements to develop the medical tourism industry. There is no valid and reliable tool to measure service quality of medical tourism. This study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of a Persian version of medical tourism service quality questionnaire for Iranian hospitals. METHODS: To validate the medical tourism service quality questionnaire (MTSQQ), a cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 Iraqi patients referred to hospitals in Ahvaz (Iran) from 2015...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460606/the-relevance-and-role-of-homestays-in-medical-education-a-scoping-study
#18
Bonnie Olivia Hughes, Mosa Moshabela, Jenni Owen, Bernhard Gaede
BACKGROUND: The community-based medical education curriculum is growing in popularity as a strategy to bring universal health coverage to underserved communities by providing medical students with hands-on training in primary health care. Accommodation and immersion of medical students within the community will become increasingly important to the success of community-based curricula. In the context of tourism, homestays, where local families host guests, have shown to provide an immersive accommodation experience...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451562/designing-a-medical-tourism-website-a-qualitative-study
#19
Mahnaz Samadbeik, Heshmatollah Asadi, Mohammad Mohseni, Afsaneh Takbiri, Ahmad Moosavi, Ali Garavand
BACKGROUND: Informing plays a prominent role in attracting medical tourists. The enjoyment of proper medical information systems is one of the most important tools for the attraction of medical tourists. Iran's ability in designing and implementing information networks has remained largely unknown. The current study aimed to explore information needs for designing a medical tourism website. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted in 2015 for designing Hospital Medical-Tourism Website (HMTW)...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417022/role-of-travel-motivations-perceived-risks-and-travel-constraints-on-destination-image-and-visit-intention-in-medical-tourism-theoretical-model
#20
REVIEW
Mohammad J Khan, Shankar Chelliah, Mahmod S Haron, Sahrish Ahmed
Travel motivations, perceived risks and travel constraints, along with the attributes and characteristics of medical tourism destinations, are important issues in medical tourism. Although the importance of these factors is already known, a comprehensive theoretical model of the decision-making process of medical tourists has yet to be established, analysing the intricate relationships between the different variables involved. This article examines a large body of literature on both medical and conventional tourism in order to propose a comprehensive theoretical framework of medical tourism decision-making...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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