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Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility (Hardcover)

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International contributors, most from English-speaking countries around the world, look at aspects of medical tourism from the perspectives of fields including health sciences, healthcare management, social policy, geography, public health, and international health policy. The book contains about 50 chapters exploring core themes, issues, and developments in medical tourism at the micro, meso, and macro levels; many chapter-length country case studies are included from around the world. The first part of the book offers six chapters overviewing concepts, definitions, statistics, and demographics of medical tourism. Part 2 explores macro-level considerations such as economics of medical tourism, financial mechanisms, and the financial impact of medical travel. Part 3 looks at small- and large-scale phenomena, such as small-scale niche treatment providers and medical tourism as a biosecurity issue. Part 4 looks at regional dimensions such as cross-border healthcare among immigrants and European retirement migration. Part 5 explores ethical, legal, and regulatory issues, such as hospital accreditation and child medical tourism. Part 6 examines areas including dental tourism, cosmetic surgery tourism, and cross-border reproductive travel. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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