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Asadi, R., & Daryaei, M. (2011).  Strategies for development of Iran health tourism.  European Journal of Social Sciences, 23(3), 329-344.

Basala, S., & Klenosky, D. (2001).  Travel-style preferences for visiting a novel destination:  A conjoint investigation across the novelty-familiarity continuum.  Journal of Travel Research, 40(2), 172-182. doi: 10.1177/004728750104000208

Bennett, M, B., & King, L. Milner. (2004).  The Health resort sector in Australia: A positioning study.  Journal of Vacation Marketing, 10(2), 122-137.  doi: 10.1177/135676670401000203

Brouwer, W., van Exel, J., Hermans, B., & Stoop, A. (2003).  Should I stay or should I go?  Waiting lists and cross-border care in the Netherlands.  Health Policy, 63(3), 289-298.  doi:10.1016/S0168-8510(02)00120-3

Carabello, L. (2008).  A medical tourism primer for U.S. physicians.  Medical Practice Management, 23(5), 291-294.

Connell, J. (2006).  Medical tourism: Sea, sun, sand and … surgery.  Tourism Management, 27(6), 1093-1100.  doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2005.11.005

Connell, J. (2011).   A new inequality?  Privatisation, urban bias, migration and medical tourism.  Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 52(3), 260-271.  doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2011.01454.x

Crooks, V. A., Kingsbury, P., Snyder, J., & Johnston, R. (2010).  What is known about the patient's experience of medical tourism?  A scoping review.   BMC Health Services Research, 10, 266-277.  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-266

De Arellano, Annette B Ramírez. (2011).  Medical tourism in the Caribbean.  Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 36(2), 289-297.

Demicco, F. J. & Cetron, M. (2006).  Club medic.  Asia Pacific Biotech News, 10(10), 527-531.  doi: 10.1142/S0219030306000747

Dhariwal, R. (2005).  Tourists arrivals in India: How important are domestic disorders?  Tourism Economics, 11(2), 185-205.  doi:10.5367/0000000054183522

Dunn, P. (2007).  Medical Tourism Takes Flight.  Hospitals & Health Networks. 81(11), 40-44.

Dunn, P. (2007).  An American in Bangkok.  Hospitals & Health Networks,  81(11), 43.

Fernandez, L. S., Byard, D., Lin, C. C., Benson, S., & Barbera, J. A. (2002).  Frail elderly as disaster victims: emergency management strategies.  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 17(2), 67-74.  doi: 10.1017/S1049023X00000200

Fried, B. & Harris, D. (2007).  Managing healthcare services in the global marketplace.  Frontiers of Health Services Management, 24(2), 3-18.

Gan, L., & Frederick, J. (2011).  Medical tourism in Singapore:  A structure-conduct-performance analysis.  Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 12(2), 1-30.  doi:10.1080/10599231.2011.558440

Gitelson, R., & Kerstetter, D. (1994).  The influence of friends and relatives in travel decision-making.  Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 3(3), 59-68.  doi: 10.1300/J073v03n03_04

Goodrich, J. N. & Goodrich, G. E. (1987).  Health-care tourism: An exploratory study.  Tourism Management, 8(3), 217-222.  doi: 10.1016/0261-5177(87)90053-7

Henderson, J.  (2004).  Healthcare tourism in Southeast Asia.  Tourism Review International,  7(3-4), 111-121.

Henderson, J. C. (2004).  Paradigm shifts: National tourism organizations and education and healthcare tourism.  The case of Singapore.  Tourism and Hospitality Research, 5(2), 170-180.  doi: 10.1057/palgrave.thr.6040016

Horowitz, M. D., & Rosensweig, J. A. (2008).  Medical tourism vs. traditional international medical travel: A tale of two models.  International Medical Travel Journal. 1-14.

Horowitz, M. D., & Rosensweig, J. A. (2007).  Medical tourism - health care in the global economy.   The Physician Executive.  33(6), 24-30.

Huan, T. C., Beaman, J., & Shelby, L. (2004).  No escape natural disaster- mitigating impacts on tourism.  Annals of Tourism Research, 31(2): 255-273.

Hume, L. F., & DeMicco, F. J. (2007).  Bringing hotels to healthcare: A Rx for success.  Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 8(1), 75-84. doi: 10.1300/J162v08n01_04

Iso-Ahola, S. E. (1982).  Toward a psychological theory of tourism motivation: a rejoinder.  Annals of Tourism Research, 9(2): 256-262.

Jacek, K. (2012).  Global medical tourism management: A needed research agenda?  Advances in Management, 5(1), 5-7.

Kogut, B. (2011).  Medical tourism: When money talks, individuals fly. What to consider when financially incentivized to leave the country for major medical procedures.  Travel Law Quarterly, 3(1), 30-34.

Kramer, C.  (2010).  Medical tourism: alternatives to the United States healthcare system.  Undergraduate Economic Review, 7(1), 1-9.

Lagace, Martha. (2007).  The rise of medical tourism- Q&A with: Tarun Khanna.  Harvard Business School- Working Knowledge, 1-2.

Lee, Chew Ging. (2010).  Health care and tourism: Evidence from Singapore.  Tourism Management, 31(4), 486-488.  doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2009.05.002

Lee, K. S., Chia, G. K., & Chen, Y. C. (2005).  Developing medical tourism in Singapore-an analysis using principles from Sun Zi art of war.  MBA Dissertation.  Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lunt, N., & Carrera, P. (2010).  Medical tourism: Assessing the evidence on treatment abroad.  Maturitas, 66(1), 27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.01.017

Mak, A. H. N., Wong, K. K. F., & Chang, R. C. Y. (2009).  Health or self-indulgence? The motivations and characteristics of spa-goers.  International Journal of Tourism Research, (11) 2, 185–199.  doi: 10.1002/jtr.703

Mazzaschi, A. (2011).  Surgeon and safari: Producing valuable bodies in Johannesburg.  Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 36(2), 303-312.

McMahon, G. T. (2004).  Coming to America—international medical graduates in the United States.  New England Journal of Medicine, 350(24), 2435-2437.  doi:10.1056/NEJMp038221

Mueller, H, & Kaufmann, E. (2001).  Wellness tourism: Market analysis of a special health tourism segment and implications for the hotel industry.  Journal of Vacation Marketing, 7(1), 5-17.  doi: 10.1177/135676670100700101

Nakra, P. (2011).  Could medical tourism aid health-care delivery?  Futurist, 45(2), 23-24.

Page, Stephen J. (2009).  Current issue in tourism:  The evolution of travel medicine research: A new research agenda for tourism?  Tourism Management, 30(2), 149–157.  doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2008.04.011

Ramirez de Arellano, Annette B. (2007).  Patients without borders: The emergence of medical tourism.  International Journal of Health Services, 37(1), 193-198.  doi: 10.2190/4857-468G-2325-47UU

Reece, W. S. (2003).  Demographics of Hawaii leisure travel.  Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 27(2), 185-199.  doi: 10.1177/1096348003027002003

Seddighi, H., Nuttall, M., & Theocharous, A. (2001).   Does cultural background of tourists influence the destination choice?  An empirical study with special reference to political instability.  Tourism Management, 22(2), 181–191.   doi: 10.1016/S0261-5177(00)00046-7

Simpson, P. M., & Siguaw, J. A. (2008).  Perceived travel risks: The traveller perspective and manageability.  International Journal of Tourism Research, 10(4), 315-327.

Smith, M., & Kelly, C. (2006).  Wellness tourism.  Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1), 1-4.

Smith, R. W. (1987).  Leisure and disabled tourists: barriers to participation. Annals of Tourism Research, 14(3), 376-389.  doi: 10.1016/0160-7383(87)90109-5

Stancioiu, A., Pargaru, I., Vladoi,A., Teodorescu, N., & Puiu, C. (2011).  Oltenia–Micro-destination of cultural and medical spa tourism.  Theoretical and Applied Economics, 18(12), 43-58.

Taleghani, M., Chirani, E., & Shaabani, A. (2011).  Health tourism, tourist satisfaction and motivation.  Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 3(4), 546-555.

Turner, L (2007).  Medical tourism: Family medicine and international health-related travel. Canadian Family Physician, October 1, 53(10), 1639 - 1641.

Uysal, M., & Crompton, J. L. (1984).  Determinants of demand for international tourist flows to Turkey.  Tourism Management, 5(4), 288-297.  doi: 10.1016/0261-5177(84)90025-6

Vitalis, J. E. & Milton, G. A. (2009).  Medical travel – Threat or opportunity for U.S. providers?  It depends on your perspective.  Journal of the Center for Health Innovation. Winter, 10-13.  Retrieved from:

Vijaya, R. M.  (2010).  Medical tourism: Revenue generation or international transfer of healthcare problems?  Journal of Economic Issues, 44(1), 53-70.  doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624440103

Volz, D. (2008).  Reverse medical tourism.  Hospitals & Health Networks, 82(6), 12-14.

Whittaker, A. A. (2008).  Pleasure and pain: Medical travel in Asia.  Global Public Health, 3(3), 271-290.  doi:10.1080/17441690701463936

York, D. (2008).  Medical tourism: The trend toward outsourcing medical procedures to foreign countries.  Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 28(2), 99-102.  doi: 10.1002/chp

Yu, J., & Ko, T. (2012).  A cross-cultural study of perceptions of medical tourism among Chinese, Japanese and Korean tourists in Korea.  Tourism Management, 33(1), 80-88. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2011.02.002