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Medical tourism - unwrapping the gift of globalisation

Singh, Gurmeet and Gautam, H. (2012) Medical tourism - unwrapping the gift of globalisation. International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 3 (1). pp. 19-32. ISSN 1759-5673

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Abstract

Many countries of the world are now promoting themselves as international medical centres and attracting patients from across the globe. With competition in medical tourism intensifying further, India must conquer a share of the international medical services market to stay in the competition. The present study tries to find the reasons why the inbound patients, especially from the developed world (notably the USA, Europe, and Britain) consider India as a remedial destination. The study also tries to find how far the considerations of cost and quality in this sector matter to all inbound patients. The study has tried to identify important factors, like the low waiting time for seeking treatment, the potential for savings and the quality of medical facilities on offer, which patients from abroad consider decisive while choosing India for the purpose of medical aid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 16:01
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5485
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