Medical Tourism: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Business & Economics - 343 pages
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" Medical Tourism: A Reference Handbook" provides an accessible overview of the state of medical tourism, written from a balanced, unbiased perspective. The authors provide relevant social context for this controversial topic, discussing the state of extremely limited research data on medical tourism; the ethical issues involved, such as traveling to have a black-market organ transplanted; and the significant impact of medical tourism on health care systems--that of the United States, and those of the destination countries.

The book highlights many contemporary problems, controversies, and implications of medical tourism both for individuals and health care systems, and presents thought-provoking potential solutions. The topic of medical tourism is also addressed against the backdrop of current healthcare reforms in the United States. Readers can reference a wealth of additional material on medical tourism, ranging from original documents to extensive directories of selected organizations and resources.

  

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
35
3 Worldwide Perspective or Special US Issues
81
4 Chronology
119
5 Medical Care ProvidersOrganizational Biographies
145
6 Data and Documents
171
7 Directory of Organizations
213
8 Resources
253
Glossary
313
Index
319
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About the author (2012)

Kathy S. Stolley is an applied sociologist, managing an electronic meeting facility, providing advisory, consulting, and facilitation services on organizational processes and issues in a multinational organization. In addition, she is an online Adjunct Professor for Anne Arundel Community College. She is also the editor of the journal "Social Insight: Knowledge at Work".

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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