Edited by Neil Lunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld
AbstractMedical tourism is an intimate clinical encounter, involving diagnosis and treatment, aiming at the achievement of a successful outcome. In focusing on outcomes there are a number of different themes relating to organisation and delivery of medical tourism, including the opaqueness of numbers and the epidemiology of medical travellers, the different motivations of medical tourists, the role of private sector providers, regulation, monitoring and reporting, and the internet in marketing medical tourism. The chapter is structured in three parts. First, it introduces the context of outcomes for treatments and discusses conceptual and technical difficulty. Second, it examines the evidence base around medical tourism outcomes to identify what we know about the results of treatment abroad. Third, it discusses the findings of an empirical study exploring the treatment outcomes of a sample of patients who had travelled from the UK for treatment abroad.
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