Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility

Neil Lunt (Editor), Daniel Gary Horsfall (Editor), Johanna Hanefeld (Editor)

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The growth of international travel for purposes of medical treatment has been accompanied by increased academic research and analysis. This Handbook explores the emergence of medical travel and patient mobility and the implications for patients and health systems. Bringing together leading scholars and analysts from across the globe, this unprecedented Handbook examines the regional and national experiences of medical tourism, including coverage of the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The chapters explore topics on issues of risk, law and ethics; and include treatment-focused discussions which highlight patient decision-making, patient experience and treatment outcomes for cosmetic, transplantation, dentil, fertility and bariatric treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages544
ISBN (Electronic)9781783471195
ISBN (Print)9781783471188
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2015


  • medical tourism
  • medical travel
  • patient mobility
  • health systems

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