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Medical Tourism Research Center
Medical Tourism Research Center

Resources and Useful Information for Consumers

American Medical Association. (2008). New AMA guidelines on medical tourism.

Obesityhelp.com – A useful consumer resources website.

Pri-Med Patient Education Center -- A resource for patients written by practitioners and patients at the Harvard Medical School

Rahim, S. (2007, Nov 14). Q&A: Preparing for a surgery abroad. NPR.

Reed, C. (2009).  Medical tourism, Chapter 2: the pre-travel consultation counseling and advice for travelers.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Medical Tourism Blog – Managed by WorldMed Assist, Concord, CA.

Medical Tourism Blog – Managed by Healthbase, Newton, MA, since Jan 2007. 

Medical Tourism Blog – Managed by Medical Tourism Corporation, Plano, TX, since Aug 2007.

International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Blog – Managed by IMTJ, based in UK, since 2006, focuses on European scenes, nevertheless helpful on broader issues of medical tourism that concern most consumers. 

The Medical Travel Site – Based in Thailand, since Aug 2006. 

Health Tourism News – Based in India, Since Nov 2007.


Magazines & Newsletters Devoted to Medical Tourism

International Medical Travel Journal (2007-current)Newsletter that provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector, based in UK. It maintains a database of global healthcare providers and MTFs.

Medical Tourism Magazine. (2008-current). – Magazines issued by Medical Tourism Association, West Palm Beach, FL.
Your Medical Travel – America’s first newsletter for the medical traveler