The implications of medical tourism in Asia

Medical tourism is a form of tourism that grows fast in Asian countries. It is often seen as only something positive but in fact there are also some negative effects. In this mini case study the implications that medical tourism brings along will be discussed.

Link to case study:
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– IMTJ. (2013, January 4). Switzerland: Medical tourism attracts patients from China, Russia and Middle East. Retrieved from International medical travel journal:

– Misung Lee, H. H. (2012). Medical Tourism Attracting Japanese tourists for medical tourism experience. Journal of travel & tourism marketing, 19.

– Whittaker, A. (2008). Pleasure and pain: Medical travel in Asia. Global public health: an international journal for research, policy and practice, 21.


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