Medical Tourism

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Although it may seem a recent phenomenon, tourism has long been associated with improved health and spa tourism has its roots in antiquity. With the emergence of activities such as bushwalking and meditation, and with increasing numbers of people travelling abroad for medical or cosmetic procedures, medical tourism is now a growing niche in the tourism market. This book looks at the background and rise of health tourism, new emerging facets of the sector, and examines how health related travel fits into a tourism framework. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
 

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Contents

Patients without Borders
1
2 The Antiquity of Health Tourism
12
Health Tourism or Cosmetic Surgery?
23
4 The Rise of Medical Tourism
42
5 Medical Tourism and the New Asia
61
6 Marketing Medical Tourism
79
7 The Economics of Medical Tourism
112
8 Extremes Ethics and Inequality
137
9 But is it Tourism?
159
10 Global Health
172
Destinations and Delivery
185
References
188
Index
203
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John Connell is a professor of geography at the University of Sydney and a writer. He is the co-author, with Chris Gibson, of Outback Elvis: The story of a festival, its fans & a town called Parkes (2017). Their other books include Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia (2014), Festival Places (2011), Music and Tourism: On the Road Again (2005) and Sound Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place (2003).

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