Medical Tourism John Connell Although it may seem a recent phenomenon, tourism has long been associated with improved health, resulting in a boom of spas, yoga and rejuvenation treatments. Medical tourism is a more recent example of niche tourism, with increasing numbers of people travelling abroad in search of cosmetic enhancement and solutions to various serious medical conditions, often through surgery. This book looks at the background and rise of both health and medical tourism, alongside its global expansion and growing complexity, and examines how medical tourism benefits but also challenges local healthcare providers, and contributes to regional economies and the tourism industry. It offers a unique overview of an emerging component of the tourist industry that is a distinct and controversial element of health provision. The book also provides insights into current topics such as global health and ethics, making this an essential resource for researchers and students of medical tourism and healthcare.Hair transplants in Mauritius are advertised in Air Mauritiusa#39;s in-flight magazine and teeth whitening is advertised in tourism ... Economic issues and economic benefits are central to medical tourism because of significant differentials in the costs of ... years in Australia, Canada and elsewhere, but surgery is almost instantaneous in Thailand and India, and a fraction of the cost. ... As many as 87 % of British people travelling abroad for medical treatment did so primarily because of the longanbsp;...
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