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Medical Tourism: The Next Big Thing to Come


Babu P. George


Alaska Pacific University - Department of Business Administration

Alexandru Nedelea


Stefan cel Mare University Suceava

September 8, 2008


Abstract:     
Medical tourism, alternatively called health tourism and wellness tourism, is a term that has risen from the rapid growth of an industry where people from all around the world are traveling to other countries to obtain medical, dental, and surgical care while at the same time touring, vacationing, and fully experiencing the attractions of the countries that they are visiting. It is a silent revolution that has been sweeping the healthcare landscape of India for almost a decade. With countries like India, Mexico, Singapore, Brazil, Argentina, Greece, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Peru, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and the Philippines actively promoting it, its future is sure to be bright. The domestic medical industry in India is trying all out to grab its pie from the evolving global health bazaar.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Medical tourism, India, health tourism

JEL Classification: L83

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Date posted: September 9, 2008 ; Last revised: September 13, 2008

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George, Babu P. and Nedelea, Alexandru, Medical Tourism: The Next Big Thing to Come (September 8, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1264925 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1264925

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Babu P. George
Alaska Pacific University - Department of Business Administration ( email )
4101 University Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Alexandru Nedelea (Contact Author)
Stefan cel Mare University Suceava ( email )
Str. Universitatii nr. 13
Suceava, Suceava 720229
Romania
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