Medical Tourism Research Center
Medical Tourism Research Center

MTRC Research Activities

Work in Progress

"Participation of Health Insurers in Medical Tourism," (L. Gan and J. Frederick), (in progress)

“Medical Tourism: How Do They Go?” (L. Gan), (in progress).

“The Four Ms of Medical Tourists -- What Motivates Them?" (L. Gan & J. Frederick), (under review).

“Elasticities of Demand for Medical Tourism,” (J. Frederick & L. Gan), (under review)

“A SWOT Analysis of Medical Tourism in India and South Korea,” (L. Gan & H. Song), (under review).

“A SWOT Analysis of Medical Tourism in Mexico and the Philippines,” (L. Gan & N. Oviedo), (under review).

 

Publications

Gan, L., & Frederick, J. (2013). Medical tourists: Who goes and what motivates them?  Healthcare Marketing Quarterly, 30(4), 177-194.

Gan, L. (2013). The four modes of medical tourism: Economics, social and institutional impediments. In Medical Tourism: The Ethics, Regulation, and Marketing of Health Mobility, (ed. Michael C. Hall), Routledge, United Kingdom, 47-60.

Gan, L., & Frederick, J. (2011). Medical tourism facilitators: Patterns of service differentiation, Journal of Vacation Marketing, 17(3), 165-183.

Gan, L., & Frederick, J. (2011).  Medical tourism in Singapore:  A structure-conduct-performance analysis.  Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 12(2), 141-170.

Gan, L., & Frederick, J. (2010).  The willingness to spend on healthcare: Evidence from Singapore,  Review of Applied Economics, 6(1/2), 13-27.  

 

Presentations

“Strategic Differentiation: Scope and Trust among Medical Tourism Facilitators,” (J. Frederick and L. Gan), The International Academyof Businessand Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Spring Conference, The Sheraton Dallas North near the Galleria, Dallas, Texas, Apr 18-21, 2013.  
“Examining the Negative Price Movements in Healthcare Industry during 2008 Financial Crisis,” (V. Bahhouth, X. Shi, and L. Gan), Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting 2013, Sheraton Columbus Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, Mar 22-24, 2013. 

“A Survey of Consumers’ Perceptions of Medical Tourism (2012 Study),” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) conference proceeding, The 49th Annual MBAA International Conference. The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois,  Feb 27-Mar 1, 2013. 

"Profiling of Medical Tourists in North Carolina,” (L. Gan, H.C. Koh, and J. Frederick), conference proceeding, International Conference on Business and Information (BAI) 2012, Sapporo, Japan, July 3-5, 2012.  pp. H767-H774.

“A Survey of Consumers’ Perceptions of Medical Tourism (2011 Study),” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Southeast Decision Science Institute 42nd Annual Meeting, Hilton Columbia Center, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2012.

“Differentiation and Trust in the Strategic Behavior of Medical Tourism Facilitators,” (J. Frederick and L. Gan) Southeast Decision Science Institute 42nd Annual Meeting, Hilton Columbia Center, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2012.

“Medical Tourism: Consumers’ Patterns of Participation,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Academy of Economics  and Finance 39th Annual Meeting, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, Feb 8-11, 2012.

“Price Elasticity of Medical Tourism,” (J. Frederick and L. Gan) Academy of Economics  and Finance 39th Annual Meeting, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, Feb 8-11, 2012.

 “Patterns of Medical Tourism among Four Modes of Consumers,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Southeast Institute of Operation Research and Management Sciences (InfORMS) 47th Annual Conference, Hilton Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 6-7, 2011.

“A Survey of Consumers’ Perceptions of Medical Tourism,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) 2nd Medical Tourism Research Conference, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia. February 23-25, 2011.

“Medical Tourism Facilitators: Comparing U.S.-based Firms with Non-U.S. Firms” (J. Frederick and L. Gan) 2nd Medical Tourism Research Conference, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia. February 23-25, 2011.

“Consumer Attitudes towards Medical Tourism,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Southeast Institute of Operation Research and Management Sciences (InfORMS) 46th Annual Conference, Hilton Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 7‑8, 2010. 

“Medical Tourism Facilitators and their Strategic Behavior,” (J. Frederick and L. Gan) Southeast Institute of Operation Research and Management Sciences (InfORMS) 46th Annual Conference, Hilton Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 7‑8, 2010.

“Medical Tourism: Consumers’ Motivations and Impediments,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Southeast Decision Science Institute 40th Annual Meeting, Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington, North Carolina, Feb 17-19, 2010.

“Medical Tourism in the Common Economics Course,” (J. Frederick and L. Gan) 5th Annual Economics Teaching Conference (Gulf Coast Economics Conference), Marriott Savannah Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia, Nov 5-6, 2009.

 “A Data Mining Analysis of Medical Tourism in Singapore,” (H. Koh and L. Gan) International Conference on Tourism Development and Management (ICTDM), Kipriotis Village, Kos Island, Greece, September 11-14, 2009.

“Foreign Healthcare Providers -- A Structure-Conduct-Performance Analysis,” (L. Gan, J. Frederick, and R. Maysami) The 45th Annual MBAA International Conference.  The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, Mar 18-20, 2009.

“Medical Tourism Facilitators – A Structure-Conduct-Performance Analysis,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) Southeast Decision Science Institute 39th Annual Meeting, Doubletree Guest Suites, Charleston, South Carolina, Feb 18-20, 2009.

“Incorporating Medical Tourism to the Teaching of Economics,” (L. Gan and J. Frederick) 20th Annual Teaching Economics Conference: Instruction and Classroom Based Research, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Feb 9-21, 2009.