What’s where? Why there? And why care? A geography of responsibility in medical tourism

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Abstract

Flushed with excitement over the panacea medical tourism seems to promise for so many, have stakeholders paused long enough in the construction of the medical tourism industry to reflect on the striking economic, social, political and technological imbalances in both home and destination countries underlying the relatively novel phenomenon of medical tourism? What has actually been democratized and levelled, and for whom? This chapter geographically situates medical tourism supply and demand as well as responsibility for it by exploring what is where, why it’s there, and the challenges we face in caring about this uneven distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility
EditorsN. Lunt, D. Horsfall, J. Hanefeld
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781783471188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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